Hellish. This movie did actually offend me. It's offensively sexist and pretentious. An artsy fartsy piece of shit that is defined for its shock value alone, and tries to get away with it by spouting illogical, high-sounding, half-baked philosophical sentences, hoping to to be taken seriously. Well, I'm not going to take this seriously. I derive more philosophical meaning from watching Rocco's porn scenes.
Una interesante reflexión sobre la corporalidad femenina que se experimenta desde el caso de un hombre que ha aprendido a negar (o resistirse) lo femenino contemplado como algo impúdico, sucio y hasta maligno. Ingeniosa la intención de compararla con el simbolismo católico. La crucifixión como aquello que recuerda los pecados, pero también la salvación. Misma lógica obedece el sexo femenino (que también sangra).
Taboo or not taboo? That is the question Breillat usually answers with a resounding 'Yes!' when it comes to any of her works, whether it be as a novelist, screenwriter or director. In this instance, the female body is (literally) delved into during a two-hander where the subject of male-dominated objectification is discussed in an interesting though hardly audience-friendly manner. Shock cinema at its most divisive..
"The elastic resistance of a boy's anus doesn't lie about the tightness of his lower intestine" has to be the most well thought-out sentence in the history of cinema. Not sure what to make of it. Unforgettable and for that it might deserve 5 stars, but still, I can't bring myself to cash out on a film like this. One solid star!
The premise of this movie is so embarrassingly, eye-rollingly body essentialist and 2nd wave. Just the fact that she cast a straight porn star to play a gay man who she sees as the ultimate hater of women (because to her women and vagina are the same thing) is annoying. Gay men's misogyny is a worthy and important issue to explore but this sounds like a really clueless and frankly homo/transphobic way to go about it.
I concur with the commenter below that this film goes beyond any star rating but I'm giving a 5 for the experience. I don't know what to say. Feminist philosophy set against pornographic iconography-though it's not porno. Put it this way: if Bergman shot a sex movie written by Kate Millett & Margurite Duras, it might be something like this but that still doesn't fit. This is a Breillat film & one of her most realized
A well-photographed film, with two leads who give fearless performances and certainly look attractive together. That said, "Anatomy of Hell" delivers exactly what people think of when they imagine a 'pretentious French movie': detached, sullen characters in barely furnished rooms, discussing sex in such a clinical way that love and life itself are robbed of any passion. I can't say I enjoyed the experience.
"At least frog skin is green" Anatomy of boring as hell. The trailer show all the acting ability. "oh feces is better than menstruation blood" say that lethargically. Poetic? Unless the anatomy of hell and it's excretions wonder someone it's pretty boring. The nature of female desire is like male desire. I expected something more mature. Desire doesn't revolve around vagina.
WTF??! Cold as ice, hot as blood, essayistic, profound, stupid, vulgar and beautiful. Possibly a masterpiece, possibly a piece of shit. Beyond any star rating, but therefore a truly unforgettable experience. Catherine Breillat is a true artist, and without doubt the most relentlessly interesting contemporary french filmmaker.