The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.
In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants... See full summary »
In Toronto, the nymphomaniac Leila spends the nights dancing and having sex with men to satisfy her sex drive. Leila learns that her parents are divorcing and she is affected by their decision. When Leila meets David, she has a torrid affair with him. David is an artist that lives with his father, who is very dependent on David. Leila and David have a complicated relationship since he is a possessive man that demands commitment but Leila does not know how to love a man and has the need of different partners in her sex life. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When Leila is performing oral sex on a stranger she meet in the club, she pulls his pants and undergarments down to the ground. In the next shot, his pants are up around his waist again (with the fly open). The third shot shows his pants around his ankles once again. See more »
Like pleasure clings to my stomach, pleasure hurls right though him
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Probably one of the most honest depictions of the contemporary urban relationship dilemma to hit the big screen in this(or any other) year. Lauren Lee Smith delivers a performance that is, to quote David Spanner, Vancouver Province, "a performance that's likely to be as good as any you'll see from a Vancouver actor - make that any actor - this year". I couldn't agree more. The picture unfolds as a dark, yet very real glimpse into the life of a young, promiscuous,and emotionally challenged woman. Lauren Lee Smith was perfectly cast in an extremely challenging role that required not only an understanding of the "dark side" of modern relationships, but a clear ability to approach the character of "Leila" with honesty, courage and a sense of honesty that transcends most films in this genre.
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