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7 November 1997 (USA) See more »
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Documentary about writer and performance artist Bob Flanagan who died at 43 of cystic fibrosis. His... See more » | Add synopsis »
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6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Man's Love for Life and BDSM See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kathe Burkhart ... Interviewer

Kirby Dick ... Interviewer
Bob Flanagan ... Himself
Sheree Rose ... Herself

Rita Valencia ... Interviewer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Doucette ... Herself
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Directed by
Kirby Dick 
 
Produced by
Kirby Dick .... producer
Dody Dorn .... associate producer
Sheree Rose .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Blake Leyh 
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Dayton 
Kirby Dick 
Sheree Rose 
 
Film Editing by
Kirby Dick 
Dody Dorn 
 
Production Management
Eddie Schmidt .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Alan Barker .... sound
Clifford 'Kip' Gynn .... production sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Barker .... additional camera operator
Matt Levin .... additional camera operator
Geza Sinkovics .... additional photographer
Barbara Thole-Testa .... additional camera operator
David Werk .... additional camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Mike Grant .... assistant film editor
 
Other crew
Steven C. Beer .... producer's representative
Mike Kahne .... titles
Greg Victoroff .... post-production legal consultant
 

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90 min
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Australia:R | France:-16 (with warning) | New Zealand:R18 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (uncut)

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Shot over a period of two years and compiled from over 100 hours of footage.See more »
Quotes:
Bob Flanagan:I want a wealthy collector to finance an installation in which a video camera will be placed in the coffin with my body, connected to a screen on the wall, and whenever he wants to, the patron can see how I'm coming along.See more »
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References "The Addams Family" (1964)See more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A Man's Love for Life and BDSM, 10 October 2000
Author: Alan (alantes1@aol.com) from Northern, N.J.

I had the chance to see this movie at the First Annual NYC S/M Film Festival in October 2000.

The movie depicts a very honest view of his enthusiasm in Consensual Sado-Masochism and other BDSM activities. Not only did Bob Flanagan engage in BDSM as a performance artist, but he also engaged in it as part of his lifestyle. Viewers should be advised, that there are some very extreme presentations of Consensual Sado-Masochism in this film.

Throughout the documentary, we see very revealing interactions between him and his Dominant "Mistress" Rose, and we are shown a very healthy and loving relationship which is centered around a BDSM lifestyle.

While I would assert that Bob's lifestyle was healthy, it's very clear that as a sufferer of Cystic Fibrosis, his health was never good. Even though a diagnosis of CF, usually means a death sentence by the time a person reaches their early 20's, Bob Flanagan lived an amazing and eccentric life until his 40's.

This documentary can go from absolute joy to utter sadness in a few seconds. Despite his sickness, and his impending death, Bob Flanagan lived with an incredible zest for life, love, and Masochism.

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