A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
Joe continues to tell to Seligman the story of her life. Joe lives with Jerôme and their son Marcel and out of the blue, she loses sexual sensation in intercourse. Joe seeks kinky sex, perversions and sadomasochism expecting to retrieve her sex drive. Jerôme leaves home with Marcel and gives his son to a foster house for adoption. Then Joe is sent to therapy by her gynecologist but she does not admit that she is addicted to sex. Meanwhile Seligman tells Joe that he is virgin and helps her to understand her actions. Joe believes that Seligman is her friend, but is he?Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At the beginning of the final chapter, the Molotov cocktail Joe throws at the car envelops the entire vehicle. When the shot cuts to Joe walking away, the car behind her is only partially aflame. The scene ends with a closeup of the car burning exactly as it was in the first shot. See more »
Volume II will make you reconsider the brilliance of Volume I
After going bananas for NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME I, I am saddened to report that Lars Von Trier's Volume II does not hold up at all. The film just plods along with more of the same but worst of all, the clichés that were never present in Volume I appear with a vengeance in NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME II--sex addiction therapy, S&M and abandoned children. Charlotte Gainsbourg, who is in essence the narrator of Volume I, takes center stage here. Although she has a wonderful presence and voice, playing a vacant cold character is very different from being vacant and cold. Here Gainsbourg brings nothing to the material and Von Trier all but abandons her. And how refreshing it would be to not have a series of S&M scenes! What has pleasure from pain got to do with "nymphomania." Nothing. Though I do admire the brutality of the scenes featuring Jamie Bell which are never titillating or hot in any way. In fact, these are the dullest S&M scenes since Breillet's ROMANCE but with none of the wit. But worst of all, NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME II actually has a final scene in which there is a diatribe basically explaining the film and an ending that is obvious and trite. Sadly, Volume II makes me totally re-assess my reaction to Volume I.
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