A three-part collaboration of auteurs Michelangelo Antonioni ,Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar-Wai on the subject of eroticism. With, amongst others, Gong Li and Robert Downey jr.
Totalling 102 minutes.
1, Antonioni – “Il filo pericoloso delle cose”
2, Soderbergh – “Equilibrium”
3, Wong Kar-Wai – “The Hand”
by Wong Kar Wai
The initial episode, “The Hand,” was directed by Wong Kar-Wai, and tells the story of Zhang (Chang Chen), a young, virginal dressmaker’s assistant who finds it difficult to control his desire when he is sent to the home of Hua (Gong Li), a beautiful and refined prostitute, for a fitting.
by Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh directed the film’s second story, “Equilibrium,” in which Nick Penrose (Robert Downey Jr.) spends a session with his analyst (Alan Arkin) discussing a recurring dream of a beautiful naked woman in his apartment, but he keeps wandering off on tangents about alarm clocks and hair loss.
The Dangerous Thread of Things
by Michelangelo Antonioni
Finally, Italian virtuoso Michelangelo Antonioni brings his short story The Dangerous Thread of Things to the screen, a story of a jaded couple, Christopher (Christopher Buchholz) and Chloë (Regina Nemni), whose relationship comes to a crossroads when both husband and wife become infatuated with the same woman, Linda (Luisa Ranieri).
1. Inspiration Of Eros – Interview with Wong Kar-wai
2. To Perform The Whole Life Of A Woman In 40 mins – Interview with Gong Li
3. Wong Kar-wai From A Stranger To An Excellent Tutor – Interview with Chang Chen