French director Catherine Breillat directs this avante-garde sexual drama based on her own novel 'Pornocatie'. A woman (Amira Casar) goes into the toilets of a gay nightclub and attempts suicide by cutting her wrists. She is rescued from her fate by a gay man (Rocco Siffredi) who takes her to a pharmacy and sees that she is bandaged up. When he takes the woman back to her apartment, she makes an offer to the man: if he will watch her, simply watch her, for four nights, she will pay him for the task. As if to prove her belief that men - and especially gay men - hate and fear women, she sets out to disgust him with her body and her sexuality.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), French ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), French ( Dolby DTS 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: In those places where people mingle without meeting, where the techno beat controls the bodies' impulses, they dance, sway and blend in the primeval hydra of other men's bodies. In their sudden desire for each other, they are all men together, without the need of others. She is the Girl, breathtakingly beautiful, yet ignored by them. In the toilets, she cuts her wrists with a razor. Two thin, parallel lines that meet only in the blood welling up from them. And this is how they meet. He doesn't like women; she will pay him to look at her, as she says : -'From the angle from which she should never be viewed' - It will cost you,' he says - I'll pay you.' Four nights. In a house in the middle of nowhere, perched on the cliffs and whose front steps are lined by four columns. Four nights to confront each other, her against him. For the desirability of women arises from the way in which men look at them. Four nights to confront the unspoken, to explore what can't be shown: that which is secret. As in the Heb-rew of the Book of Genesis in which 'secret' is the same word as 'nudity', literally 'that which must not be seen'. Because the nudity of bodies pierces the nudity of souls and reveals their conscience. Intimacy is the greatest possible taboo that leaves you speechless.
...Anatomy of Hell (Uncut) ( Anatomie de l'Enfer )