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Sexual Dependency (2003)
"Dependencia sexual" (original title)

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Five teenagers in the U.S. and Bolivia try to make sense of their sexuality and the complexity of their identity.

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Credited cast:
Alexandra Aponte ...
Jessica
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Sebastian
Jorge Antonio Saavedra ...
Choco
Ronica V. Reddick ...
Adinah
Matthew Guida ...
Tyler
Matt Cavenaugh ...
Sean
Rodrigo Mendez-Roca ...
Fabian, Sebastian's Cousin
Liv Fruyano ...
Love, Choco's girlfriend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Budd ...
Nick
Versee Damian ...
Jeremiah (as Damien Carter)
Pablo Fernandez ...
Joaquin, Fabian's best friend
Elba Flores ...
Mrs. Lopez, Isabel's Mother
Ronald Flores ...
Josue, Jessica's classmate
Ignacio Ichazo ...
Chichito
Malinda Logan ...
Obnoxious R.A.
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A poor girl, a rich stud, a university student and a model -- nothing in common, except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their stories unfold and overlap as each becomes victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. Thematically structured around issues of femininity, masculinity, virginity, rape and sexuality, each teen struggles to make sense of their own identity, reaching for ideals that represent everything they feel they are supposed to be, but are not. Written by Anonymous

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Bare your body, bare your soul.

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Also Known As:

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A great foreign film
11 August 2005 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

While a lot of the time, I am a mainstream guy - who likes to watch known films with a lot of buzz and famous celebs, one in a while I take myself more seriously, and venture out to explore on foreign terrain. This time, I decided to listen to my gut feeling, and rent Sexual Dependency. While usually, Spanish-language films annoy me - the premise behind Sexual Dependency sounded interesting, especially to me

  • a guy who enjoys movies with sexual themes.




I was pleasantly surprised by this movie: when I started watching it, and the split screen appeared, with dramatic music in the background - I was a bit hesitant. I though "Well, there starts another tears-filled international drama". In edition, the split screen really confused me in the beginning, and I thought to myself "Where the hell should I look?". But after you get the deal with the filming, you learn to appreciate this work of art: the idea of different perspective to each scene is amazing! Whoever though of showing us this split world is a genius!

Another thing to like about this movie is the collection of people, whose stories interweave amongst each other. Even though some stories are more interesting and unique, and other are a bit more commercial and clichéd - the general picture is quite nice. The end of the movie is highly surprising, though weak, and a lot of ends don't create a tie
  • yet still, you feel fulfilled after you watch this film.




While it is not perfect, it falls quite closely - thanks to an interesting plot construction, amazing filming, and even a little bit of South American music can't hurt.

If you're into unique work of cinematic art - especially international film fans - you cannot afford to miss this creation.


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