Anatomy of Hell

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Released 2004

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Anatomy of Hell

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Director:
Catherine Breillat
Released:
2004
Rating:
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Anatomy of Hell is a 2004 French film by Catherine Breillat, based on her novel Pornocratie. When a suicidal young woman is discovered in the bathroom of a gay bar, she convinces the patron who discovered her to watch her for four days. She pays the man for his time and spends the days discussing her views on sexuality. As the man begins to understand the woman's sexuality, the two experiment with different types of pleasure, induced by themselves and by each other. Starring Amira Casar as "The woman" and Rocco Siffredi as "The man," Anatomy of Hell received terrible reviews, with famed film critic Leonard Maltin calling the film "homophobic" and "unintentionally funny." Also featuring Alexandre Belin, Manuel Taglang, Jacque Monge, and Claudio Carvalho, Anatomy of Hell depicts graphic sex and sexual violence depicted on screen, and for that reason the film never received a wide release in the United States.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Variety Lisa Nesselson

    Compact, ultra-explicit two-character pic about what transpires when a beautiful straight woman hires a handsome gay man to "look" at her is gloriously mannered, proudly pretentiou...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    What follows is graphic, but it's too cerebral and too challenging to be dismissed as pornography.

  • 10

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Anatomy of Hell is more than a lapse; it is a brutal self-parody of a filmmaker who, having stripped down to the nitty-gritty once too often, may finally have nothing left to show.

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Drama

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extraordinary situations, raunchy, steamy situations, sex sells, Foreign Language