This research on tenderness, sensuality and love took me three years of life in Parma northern town of Italy where I contacted 7,000 people to have, at the end, 7 human beings that had really something to say about all this.
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Juvenile and poorly executed 'research' on human sexuality. The questioning comes off as immature and perverse and the participants are neither interesting nor informative. The sequence with the young boy being interviewed is downright creepy. A total miss.
Silvano Agosti interviewed 7000 people about love, sex and tenderness, settling on 5 for this film. A Catholic wife and mother, a 9 year old boy, a middle aged prostitute and two transsexuals speak in extremely intimate detail about their personal history of sex and love. The results are never less than riveting.
Au départ, on pense à 'Comizi d'amore' de Pasolini, tourné 20 ans plus tôt et abordant les mêmes thèmes. Et puis bien vite, 'D'amore si vive' dépasse son aîné. D'abord parce que la forme de l'entretien en tête à tête autorise plus d'intimité. Et puis par la qualité et la palette des témoignages, drôles, glaçants ou bouleversants, toujours pertinents. Un documentaire d'une rare qualité, profondément marquant.
This is a sexist and prurient excuse for cinematic "research." Only male sexuality in its variants is of interest to the self-professed auteur director--straight, trans-gender, it doesn't matter. The male child informant is creepy in a way that makes the viewer think that he may have been sexually molested. The women are there to fill the most traditional roles: "mother" and "whore/informant on male sexuality."
This film is just a man looking at "love" and "sex" in a very creepy way! It is not insightful at all and it just seems that he took delight in talking to people about their sex life and tried to dress it up as art. The ending is also there for shock value and I found it to be crass!