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Anatomy Of Hell (Anatomie De L'Enfer)


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"Different - right on the base line of sexual curiosity" Purchased on Mighty Ape

Probably meant for those who are still exploring sexuality or perhaps tending towards voyerism.


Over the course of her career as a writer and filmmaker, Catherine Breillat (ROMANCE, FAT GIRL) has never shied away from controversial topics, using both mediums to explore her strong feminist opinions. Joining a generation of similarly taboo-breaking French directors such as Francois Ozon and Gaspar Noe, Breillat has no problem displaying explicit material to her audience and forcing them to confront their own assumptions about the relations between men and women. In ANATOMY OF HELL, based on her own novel, she presents a largely allegorical scenario positing that all men are inherently fearful of female sexuality. A gay man (ex porn star Rocco Siffredi) prevents a woman (former Chanel and Gaultier model Amira Casar) from killing herself in a nightclub. Thrown together by this fated moment, she offers to pay him to watch her in the most intimate way--leading to a confrontational exploration of male and female psychology and misogyny. Never one to back down from the controversial, Catherine Breillat's explicit film ANATOMY OF HELL is perhaps the work that gets closest to her theoretical preoccupations.

...In those places where people mingle without meeting, where the techno beat controls the bodies' impulses, they dance, sway and blend in the primeval hydra of other men's bodies. In their sudden desire for each other, they are all men together, without the need of others. She is the Girl, breathtakingly beautiful, yet ignored by them. In the toilets, she cuts her wrists with a razor. Two thin, parallel lines that meet only in the blood welling up from them. And this is how they meet. He doesn't like women; she will pay him to look at her, as she says : -"From the angle from which she should never be viewed" - It will cost you," he says - I'll pay you." Four nights...

Special Features:

* Photo Gallery
* Notes On The Film By Catherine Breillat (dvdrom)
* Theatrical Trailer


"A gloriously mannered, proudly pretentious and undeniably compelling"
- Variety

"Anatomy of Hell flouts taboos more confrontationally than any mainstream sex drama to date.â€
Release date Australia
June 15th, 2005
Length (Minutes)
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
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