Exterminating Angels is Jean-Claude Brisseau's second film in the trilogy (Chose Secretes, A L'Aventure) exploring societal and sexual taboo's. Director Francois (Frederic van den Driessche) becomes obsessed by the mysteries surrounding women and sexual pleasure, who is watched over by two fallen angels. The film shows how sex often leads to emotional attachments and bonds, that can not be set aside by a film maker making a supposed academic film about sex (a theme that John Cameron Mitchell explores in 'Gifted and Challenged' a documentary about the making of Shortbus).
The sex scenes between the actresses are very explicit, but you can n't make a film about sex in this way without this kind of sexual content, but it's the manner that the film effects his relationship with his partner and starts to take over his whole life, becoming much like any other addiction, which fascinates. Like a lot of films men make about exploring sexual taboos, it can be read as a male fantasy, but like many films it takes a leap of imagination by the viewer.
The scenes with the Fallen Angels did not work for me; what did they mean? I'll let you watch it and decide. If your interesting in erotic films, then their are better films than Exterminating Angels, but if you're interested in a film exploring how obsession with sexual pleasure and breaking taboos can take over and destroy people's lives and can become an addiction, then Exterminating Angels is a good, intelligent film.