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Lemon Incest

By: Ally the Manic Listmak​er

Inappropriate familial relationships in cinema.

Not in the Auteurs’ database yet:
The Ax Fight
Chafed Elbows

Types of incest:

Aunt/Nephew (not related by blood)
Tune In Tomorrow… (1990)
Phantom of Liberty (Luis Bunuel)

Aunt/Nephew (related by blood)
Domain (Patric Chiha)
Prima della rivoluzione/Before the Revolution (Bernardo Bertolucci)
The Master (P.T. Anderson)

Brother/sister
The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci)
The Cement Garden (Andrew Birkin)
Alpine Fire (Fredi M. Murer)
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
The Color Wheel
Close My Eyes
Eskiya/The Bandit
Dogtooth
Beautiful Kate
Scarface (1983)
Tangos volés
Hancock
Themroc
Pola X (Leos Carax)
Spike (2008)
Bliss
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
Gothic (Ken Russell)
Angels and Insects
Byleth – il demone dell’incesto (Savona)

Brother/adopted sister
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson)
Enchantment
L’homme qui rit/The Man Who Laughs

Cousin/Cousine
The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola)
L’homme qui rit / The Man Who Laughs (Jean-Pierre Ameris)
Rolling Family
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)

Father/daughter
Fear, Anxiety, & Depression (Todd Solondz)
Charlotte for Ever (Serge Gainsbourg)
Bonjour tristesse (Otto Preminger)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)
I Stand Alone (Gaspar Noé)
Volver (Pedro Almodóvar)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch)
Madeinusa (Claudia Llosa)
Stardust Memories (Woody Allen)
The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg)
Obsession (Brian De Palma)
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (Lee Daniels)
Aguirre (Werner Herzog)
Love Exposure (Sion Sono)
Elisa, vida mia/Elisa, My Life (Carlos Saura)
Three Places for the 26th (Jacques Demy)
Polisse (Maiwenn)
Homo Faber/Voyager (Volker Schlöndorff)
La fille prodigue/The Prodigal Daughter (Jacques Doillon)
Eve’s Bayou (Kasi Lemmons)
Daddy, Darling (Joseph W. Sarno)
Arthur (Steve Gordon)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher)
The Hospital (Arthur Hiller) – Barbara Drummond talks about her incestuous dreams about her father.
Butterfly
La morte che assolve/Death Absolves (Elettra Raggio)
The Celebration
Belle (André Delvaux)

Father/son and/or brother/brother
Capturing the Friedmans

Grandfather/Parents/Swingers
TerrorVision

Grandmother/Granddaughter
Voyage en douce (Michel Deville)

Half-brother/Half-sister
August: Osage County

Mother/daughter
The Story of Piera (Marco Ferreri)
It Wasn’t Love (Sadie Benning)

Mother/son
La luna (Bernardo Bertolucci)
Spanking the Monkey (David O. Russell)
Ma mère (Christophe Honoré)
Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle)
Anonymous (Roland Emmerich)
Sagan (Diane Kurys)
Back to the Future Part II (Robert Zemeckis)
Polisse (Maiwenn)
The Ax Fight (Timothy Asch, Napoleon Chagnon)
Night Journey
Chafed Elbows
The Miracle (Neil Jordan)
Gray’s Anatomy (Steven Soderbergh) A man talks about not wanting to sleep with his mother and the Freudian implications.
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (Paul Mazursky)
The Damned (Luchino Visconti)

Sister/sister
Les Blessures Assassines/Murderous Maids
Alice (Sylvie Ballyot)
The Silence (Ingmar Bergman)

Step-father/Step-daughter
Sylvia (Gordon Douglas)
Lazybones (Frank Borzage)
Volver (Pedro Almodóvar)
The Girl of Silence (1995)

Step-mother/Step-daughter
Daddy, Darling (Joseph W. Sarno)

Step-mother/Step-son
Merci pour le chocolat (Claude Chabrol)

Uncle/niece
The Milk of Sorrow (Claudia Llosa)
Viridiana (Luis Bunuel)
Stoker (Park)
Salome (Nazimova, 1923)
Closely Watched Trains (1966) The uncle places his hand on the behind of several young women, including his niece’s.

Uncle/niece (not related by blood – sort of)
Myra Breckinridge

Caesar says to Cleopatra in the 1963 epic: “You, a descendant of generations of inbred, incestuous, mental defectives!”

To be sorted:

Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy Martin Arnold Juvenile Court Frederick Wiseman Shock Corridor Samuel Fuller Ten Days Wonder Claude Chabrol Ophélia Claude Chabrol Valley of the Bees František Vláčil The War Zone Tim Roth Viva la muerte Fernando Arrabal Careful Guy Maddin The Red House Delmer Daves On Guard Philippe de Broca

Curse of the Golden Flower
Yimou Zhang

West of Memphis – ambiguous relationship between step-father/step-daughter and sister/brother

Here is the video which the name of this list references featuring Serge and Charlotte Gainsbourg:

Back to the Future Part II (1989)

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