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A compilation of erotic films intended to illuminate the points where art meets sexuality. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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")

Manuel Ferrara ... (segment "We Fuck Alone")
Fikrija Filipovic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Aleksandar Gemaljevic ... Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Bosiljka Gemanjevic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Tihomir Grbic ... Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Dusan Jeftovic ... Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Jesse ... Himself (Segment: "Impaled")
Joseph ... Himself (Segment: "Impaled")
Igor Kamberovic ... Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Bosiljka Krkovic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Dillan Lauren ... Herself (segment "Impaled")
Aleksander Lazaervic ... Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Luis ... Himself (Segment: "Impaled")
Michael ... Himself (Segment: "Impaled")
Natasa Milenkovic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Milan Mileoevic ... Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Goran Mileovic ... Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Vicente Pinho Neto ... Blooming Greenman (segment "Hoist")
Danka Nikolic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Jelena Novakovic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Jelena Obradovic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Branislava Petrovic ... Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Chris Raines ... (segment "Death Valley")
Aleksandra Rankovic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Kora Reed ... The Patient (segment "House Call")
Robert ... Himself (Segment: "Impaled")
Sativa Rose ... Herself (segment "Impaled")
Saif ... Himself (Segment: "Impaled")
John Saint John ... The Doctor (segment "House Call")
Dragan Simeunovic ... Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Durica Stankov ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Vojkan Stankovic ... Himself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Nenad Stevanovic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Jovana Stokic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Angela Stone ... Herself (segment "Impaled")
Taylor ... Himself (Segment: "Impaled")

Céline Tran ... (segment "We Fuck Alone") (as Katsumi)
Nancy Vee ... Herself (segment "Impaled")
Anjelka Vujinovic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Ana Vukovic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Natasa Vukovic ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Electra Woodbridge ... Herself (segment: "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Destiny Deville ... Herself (segment "Impaled") (uncredited)

Directed by
Marina Abramovic (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Matthew Barney (segment "Hoist")
Marco Brambilla (segment "Sync")
Cecily Brown (segment "Four Letter Heaven")
Larry Clark (segment "Impaled")
Sante D'Orazio (segment "Scratch This")
Marilyn Minter (segment "Green Pink Caviar")
Gaspar Noé (segment "We Fuck Alone")
Richard Prince (segment "House Call")
Sam Taylor-Johnson (segment "Death Valley") (as Sam Taylor-Wood)
Tunga (segment "Cooking")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matthew Barney  segment "Hoist"
Richard Prince  segment "House Call"
Sam Taylor-Johnson  segment "Death Valley" (as Sam Taylor-Wood)

Produced by
Marina Abramovic .... producer (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Mel Agace .... producer
Fredrik Carlström .... producer
Bas Celik .... co-producer (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Veronica Cordeiro .... line producer (segment "Hoist")
Emma Dewing .... assistant producer (segment "Hoist")
Mark Fletcher .... executive producer
Andrew Hale .... producer
Andrew Herwitz .... executive producer
Igor Kecman .... co-producer (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Robert Lombard .... line producer (segment "Impaled")
Jelena Mitrovic .... co-producer (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Jared Moshe .... associate producer (as Jared Moshé)
Chelsea Romersa .... associate producer (segment "Hoist")
Aimee Schuler .... assistant producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson .... executive producer
Monica Summerville .... co-producer
Neville Wakefield .... producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Bepler (segment "Hoist")
Andrew Hale (segment "Death Valley")
Matmos (segment "Death Valley")
Richard Prince (segment "House Call")
Cinematography by
Aleksandar Ilic (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Seamus McGarvey (segment "Death Valley")
Peter Strietmann (segment "Hoist")
Erik Voake (segment: "Impaled")
Film Editing by
Alex Blatt 
Marco Brambilla (segment "Sync")
Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve (segment "Sync")
Michael D. Thomson 
Casting by
Robert Lombard (segment "Impaled")
Production Design by
Matthew D. Ryle 
Makeup Department
Mirjana Acin .... makeup artist (segment "Baskan Erotic Epic") (as Mirjana Zaric)
Tamara Spasojevic .... makeup artist (segment "Baskan Erotic Epic")
Production Management
Tareq Kubaisi .... post-production executive (segment "Death Valley")
Alexander Lee .... production manager: New York (segment "Hoist")
Robbi Dawn Pheln .... production manager: Los Angeles (segment "Death Valley") (as Robbie Pheln)
Jesse Roberts .... post-production supervisor
Christopher Seguine .... post-production supervisor (segment "Hoist")
Milan Stojanovic .... production manager
Art Department
Gabriel Bartalos .... prosthetics artist (segment "Hoist") (as Gabe Bartalos)
Gabriel Bartalos .... sculpturer (segment "Hoist") (as Gabe Bartalos)
Mark Farrow .... graphic designer
Robin Perl .... interactive designer
Gary Stillwell .... graphic designer
Dejan Vidic .... props (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Sound Department
Jonathan Beblar .... sound mixer (segment "Hoist")
Jonathan Beblar .... sound
Romenild Borges dos Santos .... boom grip (segment "Hoist")
José Joaquim de Souza .... boom operator (segment "Hoist")
Silvano Livio Guglielmoni .... boom operator (segment "Hoist")
Andrew Hale .... sound
Matmos .... sound
Matt Rocker .... sound editor (segment "Hoist")
Goran Stifanic .... sound (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer (segment "Impaled")
Special Effects by
Gabriel Bartalos .... special effects makeup (segment "Hoist") (as Gabe Bartalos)
Dan Gates .... fabricator (segment "Hoist")
Sheila Lloyd .... seamstress (segment "Hoist") (as Shiela Gates)
Clayton Martinez .... moldmaker (segment "Hoist")
Ljubomir Simic .... special effects (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Jeff Small .... fabricator (segment "Hoist")
Visual Effects by
Matt Wallin .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Rafael Assef .... assistant still photographer (segment "Hoist")
Alessia Bulgari .... still photographer (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Edson Conceicao dos Santos .... grip (segment "Hoist")
Ricardo Santos de Almeida .... grip (segment "Hoist")
Sasa Djordjevic .... key grip (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Gustavo Hadba .... assistant cinematographer (segment "Hoist") (as Luis Gustavo Hadba)
Frank Heslop .... assistant cinematographer (segment "Hoist")
James Lozeau .... camera operator: second camera (segment "Impaled")
Dakov Milan .... still photographer (segment "Balkan Erotic Epic")
Paulo Souza .... gaffer (segment "Hoist")
Sandor Temlock .... assistant camera (segment "Hoist")
Chris Winget .... lighting designer (segment "Hoist")
Chris Winget .... photography designer (segment "Hoist")
Flávio Zangrandi .... assistant cinematographer (segment "Hoist") (as Flavio Zangrandi)
Editorial Department
Lorraine Bautista .... assistant editor (segment "Impaled")
Mike Bellon .... post-production assistant (segment "Hoist")
Joseph K. Chen .... assistant editor (segment "Impaled") (as Joseph Chen)
Todd Holmes .... series on-line editor
Edvin Megrabyan .... on-line editor (segment "Impaled") (as Edvin Mehrbyan)
Joel Saunders .... on-line editor (segment "Sync")
Christopher Seguine .... on-line editor (segment "Hoist")
Music Department
Byron Wong .... music supervisor (segment "Sync")
Other crew
Marc Boucrot .... crew assistant (segment "We Fuck Alone")
Kenny Brant .... location manager (segment "Death Valley")
Angela da Silva Rocha .... house catering (segment "Hoist")
Aditya Ezhuthachan .... assistant to executive producer
Mike Koller .... production design assistance (segment "Hoist")
Hal McFeely III .... production design assistance (segment "Hoist") (as Hal McFeely)
Tânia Mills .... controller (segment "Hoist")
Vera Lúcia Oliveira da Silva Nascimento .... house host (segment "Hoist")
Michelle Oznowicz .... researcher (segment "Sync")
Ellen Ross .... production insurance (segment "Hoist")
Peter Saville .... identity consultant
Olivier Théry-Lapiney .... crew helper (segment "We Fuck Alone") (as O. Thery-Lapiney)
Nilo Sérgio Vital .... supplier: Jimmy Jib (segment "Hoist")
Pamela Vitale .... intern (segment "Hoist")
Mike Figgis .... thanks
Danny Rafic .... thanks (segment "Impaled")

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43 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
More contemporary art than contemporary cinema, 24 September 2006
Author: Chris_Docker from United Kingdom

(Due to the 1000 word limit I've trimmed this review by over a third: apologies if some of the notes on films in this seven-film collection are therefore rather brief.)

Andy Warhol once said, "An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them." Destricted doesn't fit into convenient mainstream or even art-house niches, but is more like a Tate Modern exhibit. It would be hard to identify a 'market' for the film, yet it is undoubtedly of some merit.

Destricted is a collection of shorts linked by a common theme. Two of them are directed by acclaimed film directors and the other five are made by heavyweights (two of them women) from the world of contemporary art. All were invited to make films on their views of sex and pornography.

The films in Destricted are mostly iconographic or impersonal fabrications. They distil essential elements into images that remain long after they are viewed. Each uses different artistic techniques, and each is worthy of serious study - although cinema audiences' reactions may also include boredom and amusement.

The most accessible section of the film (and the most linear in format) is Impaled by Larry Clark. Clark examines the effect pornography has on youngsters, but his film goes further, looking at the human dynamics and insecurities of the porn industry and making a porn film. He interviews young male pornstar wannabees, in discussions that are almost like a shrink session, asking them about their sexual experience, preferences and use of pornography. One of them is a virgin. Many have quite understandable hang-ups about their bodies. Asked what sort of things they would like to do, they all express an interest in anal sex. When they undress, nearly all of them are shaved. These last two characteristics, although only evinced by a minority of the general population, are frequently the norm in pornographic films. The female porn actors interviewed are shown as human and genuinely sensual (unlike the way they are portrayed in porn films), although their comfortable attitude to sexuality threatens to bring out more of the guys' insecurities (a theme that was also explored well in Breillat's Sex is Comedy). The girls prove mostly adept at putting the young man at ease however and he selects the oldest of them (40yrs) to be his 'co-star'. Clark avoids the pitfall of making the film funny or sterile or missing the eventual sex scene. The result is a documentary about porn that is also seamlessly pornographic.

The sense of dislocation is felt even more strongly in House Call by Richard Prince (a twelve minute section). Almost an homage to a golden age of porn, Prince takes the naughty doctor-patient fantasy stereotype but reprocesses his film until the image quality is overrun with graininess and bad lighting. To this, he adds jangling, futuristic music so that, even though the images are very explicit, we are reduced to observing them in a distant, dispassionate way.

Hoist, the fifteen minute contribution by artist Matthew Barney, will be no surprise to fans of his acclaimed Cremaster Cycle. Barney develops cryptic, intricate symbols that draw you in to their artistry long before you decipher them, whether in Freudian or any other terms. He is a very visual artist and can be extremely unsettling, perhaps in the way Dali is. At the start of Hoist, we are not sure what we are looking at. It could be a slug. Very slowly it grows, like a painting that slowly changes. Gradually we become aware that it is in reality something very different to what we had expected. It is a human penis. The ultimate, dystopian contrast occurs in an onanistic union with a deforestation machine.

Balkan Erotic Epic by Marina Abramov is thirteen minutes of amusing but quite instructional scenes re-enacting ancient sexual rites for fertility, warding off evil and the like. It also provides some of the most memorable images, such as the bare-breasted woman repeatedly clutching a skull to her chest in the closing credits. One of the scenes - where men are seen from above, lying face down and copulating with the earth itself, is reminiscent of the work of the photographer Spencer Tunick who stages vast public gatherings of naked people around the world.

Sync by Marco Brambilla is the shortest contribution at less than 2 minutes. Brambilla uses sensory overload in the form of clips, each no more than a few frames in length, from typical hard core features. The resulting choreographed collage (set to loud drum music) is like being hit over the head with Dante-esquire force by images that once would have appeared sexual or arousing.

Death Valley by Sam Taylor-Wood is eight minutes long and puts a Marlboro man type character in one of the hottest infertile places in the world where he 'spills his seed'. Taylor-Wood's work often has the human figure isolated on film, as if she views the body in its most revealing moments as a work of art in itself. Death Valley conveys the loneliness and stigma attached to self-stimulation and is uncomfortable, almost homo-erotic viewing.

Gaspar Noé provides one of the longer segments with We F*ck Alone at 23 minutes. As with his earlier Irreversible, he uses strobes and a heartbeat-like thumping background score to create sensory disorientation. At one point a man puts a gun in sex-toy doll's mouth as he copulates with it. The scene maybe suggests the danger of sexual repression symbolised by solitary pleasure - if the psyche is unable to negotiate normal sexual relations with another person it tends towards force and a desire for dominance. The title is a play on the title of the director's first feature film, I Stand Alone (Seul Contre Tous), a controversial story about despair and loneliness and the resulting sexual pathology.

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