Más que erotismo, las 3 historias coinciden en graficar personajes perturbados por el arrebato de "lo sensual/sexual": lo ausente (Antonioni), lo fantasioso (Soderbergh), lo platónico (Wong). En todos el erotismo se encuentra en un plano de lo inalcanzable. El deseo como motor del mismo erotismo, uno que por cierto no es lo suficientemente atractivo en un nivel erógeno.
Four stars for Kar-wai; the others had their moments and were nice to look at but Gong Li is amazing in The Hand. Completely erotic and sensual, the exploration of a relationship that is physically intimate but emotionally distant reminds us of films where the woman is placed on a pedestal, a muse of sorts and in spite of her flaws, she manages to move us and incite change. The mood of isolation is right on target.
Although I am not a fan of Kar-Wai, I loved his segment. It is a masterpiece. Soderbergh's segment was a success except for the last scene; the revelation scene. Too direct and turned the subtle segment into a joke ends with an exclamation point. Antonioni's segment was just another disappointment by him. Having a big name does not mean that people would like anything you make, sir.