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Blicklust

Austria, (MIFF 2000, Peepshow – Titillation & The Moving Image – Black Garden)

Director: Dietmar Brehm

Blicklust sets up a perverse dynamic of scientific and sadistic study. Commencing with an elaborate diagram of an eye, the film plummets into an indeterminate shadow world, peering through ruffled curtains at images cold, precise and debauched. The scientific dissection of living tissue is matched with the ritual of sexual bondage. A surgical operation on an arm is cut with old pornographic footage An illicit transfer occurs as the wound becomes clitoral and the surgical incisions seem to stimulate the trussed up girl.

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