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Anatomy of Hell (2004)

Anatomie de l'enfer (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 28 January 2004 (France)
A woman employs a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's "unwatchable".

Director:

Catherine Breillat

Writer:

Catherine Breillat (based on the novel "Pornocratie")

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Amira Casar ... The Woman
Rocco Siffredi ... The Man
Alexandre Belin Alexandre Belin ... Blow-job lover 1
Manuel Taglang Manuel Taglang ... Blow-job lover 2
Jacques Monge Jacques Monge ... Man in bar
Claudio Carvalho Claudio Carvalho ... Boy with the Bird
Carolina Lopes Carolina Lopes ... Little Girl
Diego Rodrigues Diego Rodrigues ... Little boy playing doctor (as 'Diogo Rodriques')
Diogo Rodriques Diogo Rodriques ... Boy Playing Doctor
João Marques João Marques ... Boy Playing Doctor
Bruno Fernandes Bruno Fernandes ... Little boy playing doctor
Maria Edite Moreira Maria Edite Moreira ... Pharmacist 1
Maria João Santos Maria João Santos ... Pharmacist 2
Catherine Breillat ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She'll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He's reluctant, but agrees. As the four nights progress, they become more intimate with each other, and a mutual fascination/revulsion develops. By the end of the four-day "contract", these two total strangers will have had a profound impact on each other. Written by Mr_John_Barrymore

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Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | Portugal

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 January 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ericeira, Portugal

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the close-ups of the female sexual parts, Catherine Breillat deliberately chose a body double for Amira Casar who was quite hairy. This was to counter expectations of female nudity in film and also to reinforce the male character's aversion to what he sees in a naked woman. See more »

Quotes

The woman: And which makes you more afraid of, death of stupid? Everything lies in to suggest and implore. Everything lies in the proposal, and your demand. This is so-called the disappointment for the first-time. Then it is nothing. Everything are all hypocritical. Just that superficial appearance.
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boring
29 July 2006 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

'Anatomie de l'Enfer' brings to the screen a young woman hiring a gay man to watch her in her intimacy during her 'inwatchable' period. Set in a minimally furnitured house, like the Parisian apartment in 'Last tango', it tries to be the opposite of the classic movie. Where 'Tango' was sexy, 'Anatomie' is disgusting. Attaction is transformed into repulsion. Meaningful silence is treaded for meaningless speech, and while the movie tries to say a lot about the relationship between sexes, it succeeds to say very little, and it does it in many many words on screen or off-screen, but none cinematographic or raising real interest. The film is well acted and the cinematography is good, but the feeling I got after watching it was of a badly spent amount of talent with a largely boring result.


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