- Actors: Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi
- Directors: Catherine Breillat
- Format: PAL
- Language: French
- Subtitles: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 18
- Studio: Tartan
- DVD Release Date: 21 Mar. 2005
- Run Time: 77 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0006VYF1S
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,271 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Anatomy Of Hell  [DVD]
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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.
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The French have always known how to gut their audience, and this movie is something I look upon as a challenge. Initially I was set on edge, and its unrelenting subject matter and subsequent exploration of the anatomical mechanisms of sexuality is something which I found to challenge my previous views in many ways.
Amira Caser is immaculate in her role, her simple facial expressions portray the complexities of the vulnerable state she allows herself to be placed in throughout the most confronting scenes, with simple and subtle gestures of fear and excitement showing glimpses for all those who choose to absorb this film fully.
Perhaps the fact that this movie stars prominent porn actor Rocco could taint its subject to the general audience, but the role he fills demands than he be comfortable and confident in his expression of explicit sexual materials and for this reason I believe he is perfectly suited for the part, and really not a bad actor at the end of the day.
My conclusion is that this film is more challenging and abrasive than any horror you've yet seen, and it takes a stronger being who is prepared to explore this topic brutally, without having it painted in a soft light, and for its honesty I must give it full credit.
I am not easily shocked by any stretch of the imagination, and do not agree with censorship, but this film in my opinion was made to shock. Know one but psychopaths would feel this way about a woman.
We become voyeurs on an exploration of myth, ideology, sexuality, and identity, going through as much of a revelation as the male lead does when personal ideology impacts with truth.
Breillat is hard hitting, and we feel the punches that she does not bother to pull. And why should she?
The audience becomes drawn into a complex world where the dialogue not only exists between the characters, but between the director and the audience, and in the final unreal sequence we realise that the message is already within us, whether transplanted or not.
Breillat ultimately reveals strengths to be weakness and weakness to be strength. Or is that merely prejudice?