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À L'AVENTURE

France, 2008 (MIFF 2009, International Panorama)

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

À L'AVENTURE

The latest provocation from France's notorious master of the erotic.

One of French cinema's most controversial modern filmmakers, Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things, MIFF 03; The Exterminating Angels, MIFF 07), returns with the type of film he does best: one filled with explicit erotic voyeurism and sexual transcendence that borders on the mystical.

Inspired by a park-bench philosopher, Sandrine leaves her unfulfilling job and equally unfulfilling boyfriend to set out on an adventure that will lead her to an S&M dungeon run by a whip-wielding master and his submissive girlfriend.

Add encounters with a shrink whose hypnosis promises to bring about the most intense orgasm possible, and we have a worthy addition to Brisseau's recent works.

D/S Jean-Claude Brisseau P Frédéric Niedermayer WS Films Distribution L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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EXTERMINATING ANGELS

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THE SOUND AND THE FURY

France, 1987
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SECRET THINGS

France, 2002
Nathalie works as an exotic dancer and Sandrine tends the bar in a sleazy club. Together they enjoy playing love games, aiming to conquer men and throw them into desperate, helpless states of infatua… More »

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