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  1. Malt Frisky's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    I thought going back to the seventies would avoid the tentacle porn implication that Japan gets associated with in anime but there's a few scenes, so it's not quite far enough. But there are scenes which are gorgeous a mixture of paintbrush, watercolour and pencil art that takes a story that has elements of Marquis De Sade inspiration and psychedelic music interwoven within this tragic tale of animated erotica.

  2. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

  3. Emil Kurjak's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

  4. das Kino's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    Love the Gustav Klimt/Egon Schiele inspired water-colour visuals.

  5. Aardsy's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    Marriage is complicated.

  6. elenagallen's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

  7. yulyasemenova's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    Beautiful and psychodelic, but too much satanic sex!

  8. Chris's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    Uniquely beautiful (and at times grotesque) animation/art style and wonderful music, I just wish it was a little less obvious that it was made by men

  9. hulchris@yahoo.com's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    What an amazing film , remember seeing this at a friends house in a Vhs and i was the only one that i like it ( back at 1988 ) could not understand why my friends didn't like it ,i was trying for years to see it again , and when Cinelicious Pics release the restore version of the film i was amazed once more ,design , music , story all works perfectly in a movie that plays with your mind and how you see things around

  10. henr.que's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

  11. camille's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

  12. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    3-4. Setting aside my issues with rape revenge stories, this is a visually astonishing piece that really knows how to command abstract fairy tale language. It really surprises me that there are people here who don't understand why the film ties itself to the French revolution in its ending. The point that women were at the front line is spelled plainly in hiragana. The revolution's context fits plainly with the film.

  13. squid's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    Too erotic for me. But it didn't felt forced or gross. The feminine condition from a magic viewpoint. Erotic and political.

  14. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

  15. Landen Celano's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    I would hang any frame of this film on my wall.

  16. Polyglot's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    The Devil threw one hell of a forest orgy. :p

  17. Paolo Simeone's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    Penises. Vaginas. Arty penises. Arty vaginas. Lots of arty penises and vaginas. They're coming outta the goddamn walls!

  18. the_mentaculus's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    In expressing the full emotional gamut of the unity of the sexual with the spiritual, and the name even hints at it, Belladonna of Sadness unites beauty with the profane - the content still finds fresh psychological buttons to push. So the animation itself goes beyond simple elegance - it's palpable, immediate, and often the correct definition of scandalous - which in my opinion, is in its favor.

  19. Louis Léonard's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

  20. VincentVendetta's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    Sexual revolution leads to political revolution. Beautiful and ingenious erotic animation.

  21. Ryan Christopher Coleman's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    was hoping for a breathless, chanteusy escape ...got instead a visceral rape allegory I hated to look at but couldn't look away from.

  22. bulgrin's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    Strange hybrid of animated parts and just filmed paintings. Besides the porn and cruelty found here, it's still beautiful.

  23. Zac Weber's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    I don't understand how people feel comfortable calling this a "masterpiece" considering how easily the film disregards the female body. A majority of the plot simply moves from one rape scene to the next. There's some babbling about the Bastille and revolution in the 2nd half, but what will people really remember?...it's the psychedelic animation and the constant rape—that's troubling to me.

  24. atpgaga's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    File to /yourfaveisproblematic TW for multiple rapes

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