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Anatomy of Hell (2004)

Anatomie de l'enfer (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 28 January 2004 (France)
A woman employs a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's "unwatchable".

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The woman
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The man
Alexandre Belin ...
Blow-job lover 1
Manuel Taglang ...
Blow-job lover 2
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
Bruno Fernandes ...
Little boy playing doctor
Maria Edite Moreira ...
Pharmacist 1
Maria João Santos ...
Pharmacist 2
Pauline Hunt ...
Amira Casar's stand-in
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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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Trivia

The film explicitly states at the beginning that Amira Casar's sex scenes were done with a body double. Indeed, Casar allegedly told her male co-star Rocco Siffredi that she would not be having sex with him for the purposes of the film. Interestingly, Siffredi himself had a porn double for the opening gay fellatio scene. Despite being a porn star in real life and being very liberal in his sexual proclivities, gay man-on-man sex was apparently a step too far for the Italian. See more »

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The woman: In fact they are frightened, frightened that their woman may no longer belong to them. They do not believe the importance of freedom. They shake the leather belt and fetters, Shout out so-called chastity and those rotting morals. Because they need the ego consolation. At least they know very much clearly. These are something needn't to be proved. Because love is no reality.
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Referenced in Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005) See more »

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Timeless Bass
Composed and Produced by D'Julz
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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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