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Eros (2004)

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Three short films -- one each from directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar Wai -- address the themes of love and sex.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miss Hua (segment "The Hand")
Zhang (segment "The Hand")
Feng Tien ...
Master Jin (segment "The Hand") (as Tin Fung)
Luk Auntie ...
Hua's Servant - Ying (segment "The Hand") (as Auntin Luk)
Jianjun Zhou ...
Hua's Lover - Zhao (segment "The Hand")
Wing Tong Sheung ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Kim Tak Wong ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Siu Man Ting ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Lai Fu Yim ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Cheng You Shin ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Wing Kong Siu ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Kar Fai Lee ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Chi Keong Un ...
Hotel Concierge (segment "The Hand")
Nick Penrose (segment "Equilibrium")
Dr. Pearl / Hal (segment "Equilibrium")


A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Three visionary directors. One erotic journey.


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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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When shown in Hong Kong and North America, Kar Wai Wong's segment plays first. Elsewhere, Michelangelo Antonioni's part plays first. See more »


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Michelangelo Antonioni
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(courtesy Universal Music Brazil)
segment "The Dangerous Thread of Things"
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Three Faces of Eros
24 March 2006 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

"Eros" (2004) is the collection of three short films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni (segment "Il filo pericoloso delle cose"), Steven Soderbergh (segment "Equilibrium") , and Kar Wai Wong (segment "The Hand"). Each film explores the always exiting and mysterious subjects of love, sexuality, and desire.

My favorite is "The Hand" – a sensual, emotional, powerful and very sad story about a young tailor who put the years of unrequited love for a beautiful call girl in an exquisite dress he created for her. He knew the exact measurements from touch. This segment is so great that I am ready to buy a DVD just to be able to see it often. It is a brilliant work of art from one of the greatest working directors now.

Steven Soderbergh's "Equilibrium" is a funny duet between two excellent actors, Alan Arkin as a voyeuristic shrink and Robert Downey Jr. as his patient who has a reoccurring dream about a beautiful woman.

Michelangelo Antonioni's segment "Il filo pericoloso delle cose" aka "The Dangerous Thread of Things" has been called the weakest in the trio. Many posters call it garbage, the total waste of time, the soft –porn made by a man who "got old and got horny". I personally did not find it a waste of time and if the man at 92 wants to make a little film that celebrates beauty and femininity – so be it. I feel that Michelangelo's segment is much deeper than it seems - even on the surface it is very attractive to look at.

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