You can see his talent for complex human interactions already, his understading of familys in their beauty and disgust. He add more humor to his later films, keeping the dispair. Interesting film for those who've seen his other works.
A wonderfull movie. I would read the film as one on moviemaking in general. Is a pornographer, is a direcor an artist? Bonello was lucky to have the face of Jean-Pierre Léaud for his protagonist, this face we know as the incarnation of cinematic art. Beautiful pictures frame this inquery of an artist as a man, father and pornographer. As we know after Cannes 2011: BONELLO is a great pornogapher himself.