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  1. Sam's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    The story is one of witchcraft imagined as a sexual force, but the movie never sinks to the pornographic. The story itself however pales in comparison to the visuals. Avant garde watercolour images with animation used sparingly, but to great effect during its most visceral scenes, perfectly complemented by a psych rock soundtrack. An assault on the senses that keeps your eyes glued even when you'd rather look away.

  2. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    9/10 and all who have defined this "misogyny" have the sensibility of a radiator

  3. sprigs's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

  4. letters never sent's rating of the film Belladonna of Sadness

    * Mostly for the artwork. On one hand the mesmerising visuals are of absolute artistic merit. The scrolling mural paintings worked really well to move the story, along with cool music . Animation in the age of sexual liberation. However I found parts too graphic and violent, and disliked how much Jeanne didn't have much agency without giving herself to the devil disguised as a penis.

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

    Beautiful to watch and extremely painful at the same time

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

    Trippy, as if that painting that frightened you in the museum suddenly came to life and began speaking to you.

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

  8. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Marriage is complicated.

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

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

    Beautiful and psychodelic, but too much satanic sex!

  15. 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

  16. hulchris'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

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

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