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EXTERMINATING ANGELS

France, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Forbidden Pleasures)

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

EXTERMINATING ANGELS

“It is porn, yes, but of the most noble kind.” - Rotterdam Film Festival The “maestro of pulse-quickening simulated sex” - according to Variety - Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things) continues his cinematic thesis on how women get what they want both in and out of bed. This film, about a trusting French director who lands in hot water after taping some saucy auditions, also mirrors Brisseau's real-life court drama when four actresses who missed out on roles in Secret Things accused him of sexual abuse - the case was acquitted. Exterminating Angels is for audiences who like their eroticism with lashings of intellectual rigour. “It has more in common with the honourable French literary pornographic tradition of Restif de La Bretonne and Marquis de Sade than with contemporary video pornography.” - Rotterdam Film Festival

D/S Jean-Claude Brisseau P Milena Poylo, Gilles Sacuto WS Rezo Films International L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/100mins

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