Erotica

Kô Nakahira – Hensôkyoku AKA Variation (1976)

The man who lives in the past and The woman who abandoned a past. They were lovers 10 years ago, and had met again in Paris. Read More »

Kôji Wakamatsu – Ranko AKA The Orgy (1967)

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A professional hitman, turned against the world that made him and sensationalizes what he does, kills in the hope to one day take back pieces of his past. It’s a world void of connections, trust or meaning, embroiled by fleeting encounters with fugitive women, who along with the other usual croutons sprinkling similar films of the time – diversions and subversion, greed and hijinks, the nameless political element, egalitarian dreams coming up against walls of economy – make a Wakamatsu salad where every ingredient has its untold price that everyone will be made to pay. Read More »

Anne Émond – Nelly (2016)



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A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. The portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, lover, call girl and star. Read More »

Vera Chytilová – Vyhnání z ráje aka Expulsion From Paradise (2001)



Description:
Rostislav sitting on the beach with friend Peter philosophize about who is he – a creation of God or the Devil. Their conversation is interrupted by a naked man from a nearby nudist beach “Paradise”, which is looking for a doctor. At this point it appears that the doctor is both an experimental film’s director. Read More »

Hideo Nakata – Sadistic and Masochistic (2000)

Documentary on director Masaru Konuma, who dedicated his life to Japanese soft porn, directing more than 47 films in more than three decades and specializing in S&M. Read More »

Akio Jissôji – Ijmete kudasai Henrietta AKA Arietta (1989)

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A young widow (Keiko Kaja) becomes an SM call girl to pay off the debts accumulated by her yakuza husband. She’s a depressed woman, merely going through the motions of existence, subjected to every cruel whim concocted by her clients. She’s dedicated to the misery – even finding comfort in it – stumbling through life like a zombie. Read More »

Claude Mulot – Suprêmes jouissances AKA Supreme Delights (1976)

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The French porn industry flourished in the mid 1970s with a wealth of creative and modestly budgeted features.
Fearing the demise of legitimate cinema, the government passed the “X-Law” in October of 1976 to limit the
growth of the XXX industry. This effectively withdrew a good deal of the “official” financial support afforded to
these films and often relegated them to specialty theaters. This golden age was deceptively short considering the
tremendous output. The entire affair provides for an interesting story lavishly illustrated with perverse films. An
impressive overview can be found in the indispensable euro-sleaze bible Immoral Tales by Cathal Tohill and Peter Tombs. Read More »