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Anatomy of Hell (2004)
"Anatomie de l'enfer" (original title)

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A woman employs a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's "unwatchable".

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Alexandre Belin ...
Blow-job lover 1
Manuel Taglang ...
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Jacques Monge ...
Man in bar
Claudio Carvalho ...
Boy with bird
Carolina Lopes ...
Little girl
Diego Rodrigues ...
Little boy playing doctor (as 'Diogo Rodriques')
João Marques ...
Little boy playing doctor
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Little boy playing doctor
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A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She'll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He's reluctant, but agrees. As the four nights progress, they become more intimate with each other, and a mutual fascination/revulsion develops. By the end of the four-day "contract", these two total strangers will have had a profound impact on each other. Written by Mr_John_Barrymore

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For the close-ups of the female sexual parts, Catherine Breillat deliberately chose a body double for Amira Casar who was quite hairy. This was to counter expectations of female nudity in film and also to reinforce the male character's aversion to what he sees in a naked woman. See more »

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Composed and Produced by D'Julz
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Is it over yet?
16 March 2005 | by (home) – See all my reviews

In case you were under the illusion that interaction with other people, and that any attempt to find love was a worthwhile endeavor - please see this movie - it will clear that up right away.

In case you ever thought that sex was fun, interesting or life-affirming, see this movie.

This wonderful gem of a film shows how sexuality is, in fact, not an expression of joy, love - or even hormones. Rather, sex is shown for what it truly is - a war between the sexes - best engaged in grimly, humorlessly and with an unending tirade of post-modern deconstructionist invective.

Thank you Ms. Breillat for showing me the way. Now, go play in traffic.


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