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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
Director Clément Virgo has made it clear in interviews that the sex scenes he filmed were not simulated, although he did not directly ask the actors to engage in intercourse and other sex acts, it was understood. See more »
In the scene where Leila and David are about to have sex on the couch, after he takes her panties off he puts on a condom. After a minute or two they roll off the couch and onto the floor where they finish having sex. After she stands up he is still laying on the floor and his penis is clearly visible with no condom on it. See more »
Like pleasure clings to my stomach, pleasure hurls right though him
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I was truly surprised by the emotional depth and haunting quality of this film, which could easily have felt merely cheap and tawdry because of the abundant nudity and almost explicit sex that dominates it. The excellence of the performances, however, acts as a counterbalance to the sexual titillation.
In acting this tale of the struggle between sheer lust and real love, both leads radiate a subtlety of emotion through facial expression and body posture that makes the largely non-conversational characters "speak" in articulated ways. The sparse voice-overs effectively assist the development of the relationship. In a society where wide sexual experimentation at early ages exposes many to the pitfalls this film explores, this is a strong statement about the human hunger for love and real relationship.
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