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Anatomie de l'enfer

Catherine Breillat Frankrike, 2004

El Biffo's rating of the film Anatomy of Hell

At first, I thought "Wow, this is great". I love sexuality in Cinema and I love Breillat, too. As it went on I started to feel that all of the philosophizing about sex & gender roles was rather sophomoric, and the intended transgressiveness wasn't so edgy as it pretended to be, not to my jaded sensibility. The analysis of Tampax as a representation of patriarchy is a bit over-the-top. But I'm glad she made this film.