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Destricted (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 September 2006 (UK)
A compilation of erotic films intended to illuminate the points where art meets sexuality.


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Credited cast:
Daniel ...
Himself (from "Impaled")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
August ...
Herself (segment "Impaled")
Goce Balkovic ...
Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Shirin Barthel ...
(segment "We Fuck Alone")
Richard Blondel ...
(segment "We Fuck Alone")
Goran Brklja ...
Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Zoran Brklja ...
Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Jasmine Byrne ...
Herself (segment "Impaled")
Christopher ...
Himself (Segment: "Impaled")
Ana Hamljan Colic ...
Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Goran Delic ...
Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Dino Dinoni ...
Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Zivorad Dordevic ...
Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Mima Dukanovic ...
Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
(segment "We Fuck Alone")


Shorts by eight directors examine the boundary between Eros and porn. A feral man masturbates with the aid of a whirling crankshaft; a sunbathing woman phones a doctor for a playful house call; a man with a quartz penis goes through lovemaking, castration, cannibalism, and restoration; a mouth and tongue, close up, lick viscous liquids of different colors and consistency; we watch a grainy film of a lesbian threesome, their eyes and genitalia crudely scratched out; a director interviews ten men, choosing one who picks among six actresses for a porn shoot; ink wash drawings become animated scenes of copulation; last, while an infant cries, a strobe illuminates adults at play. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Despite initial fears of an R18 certificate (preventing the film from being shown publicly and therefore ruling out its initial premiere at London's Tate Modern) the film was passed completely uncut and granted an 18 certificate by the BBFC. The BBFC president Sir Quentin Thomas said that the film was "so explicit that it would normally attract an R18 rating" but he judged that "it was a work of art not intended to arouse". All UK DVD releases carry a warning which states that the film 'contains strong, real sex'. See more »


Marina Abramovic: In Balkan culture, since ancient times, the male and female organs, like phalics, vaginas, and brest, have been used as tools against sickness, evil forces of nature, etc.
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Edited from 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »


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Extremely mixed
5 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I came across Destricted via an interest in the films of Matthew Barney, most of which I have seen and enjoyed. What I discovered was an extremely mixed bag of films. Through from the ersatz-revelatory documentary of Larry Clark to Richard Prince's House Call, which is quite literally in my opinion, the porn equivalent of Meshes of the Afternoon (whether or not that's a good idea or not is another matter). I've rated the whole movie 6/10 but we're really moving from 1/10 to 10/10 during different segments.

I felt Marina Abramovic's segment "Balkan Erotic Epic" contained some sort of interest, but it felt more like an alternative school history lesson, and lacked any sort of cinematic virtuosity. Simply put the film is about Balkan sex superstitions of the past.

Sam Taylor-Wood's segment is quite simply a man masturbating in Death Valley, what is up with that? I'm sure something was going on for Sam but she quite simply left me almost devoid of context.

Matthew Barney film about a man (The Greenman) 'using' (I am not allowed to write the appropriate word due to the comment guidelines) the drive-shaft of a massive suspended truck is interesting more in concept than in adaptation for the screen where it becomes merely pornographic rather than a thesis on sexual energy. To be fair it's also ripped from the womb of Barney's film De Lama Lamina and is so out of context here that it makes little sense. The driveshaft was lubricated with the faeces of a golden lion tamarin. Those of a nervous disposition stay away!

Marco Brambilla's very short piece was entirely devoid of interest to me, a flutter-by of pastel-coloured porno shots. Perhaps he achieved entirely what he aimed for. It was not exactly engaging. Quite astonishingly this is the guy who directed Demolition Man.

Gaspar Noe's section 'We **** Alone' was perhaps the most interesting of all the films, sex in this piece seem like an adjunct of solipsism (if you want to take each of the individuals involved as masturbators then you can, but for me they are having sex, it's just that we are being shown a visual metaphor of that process, which Noe sees as narcissistic; indeed if you accept the duality then the film is quite potent). He makes the film both numbing and alluring through his use of strobe effects and his soundtrack of heartbeats, breathing, and a baby eerily crying. It's clear that he is also passing a judgement, artistically and politically, which I don't think any of the others achieved (although they may have attempted), specifically with his use of match-cutting with TV porn when he's showing the man.

With Richard Prince's 'House Call' we have another film that is sonically intriguing. The material is almost certainly found footage. But his added value is the way he manipulates it with sounds, in an astounding manner. The story of a woman having sex with a house-visiting doctor becomes psychosexual rather than merely pornographic.

I wouldn't recommend Destricted to anyone I know, because it is extremely sexually graphic and people I know would think I was a weirdo if I started talking to them about it. But if what I've said has piqued your interest, see it by all means.

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