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The story revolves around two objects, a rare set of 18th-century Limoges china, and a 19th century aristocratic portrait. As these items are passed, sold, or stolen from one character to another, a giddy round dance of excess begins to take shape, one which suggests that if history doesn't repeat itself, it certainly rhymes. Co-writer Gerard Brach and director Otar Iosseliani uses a feather-light touch to expose the futility of class and social order, making a bagatelle of the concerns of rich and poor alike.
Travels the globe to show how prostitutes really live and work today. The conclusion to internationally renowned director Michael Glawogger's globalization trilogy, following Megacities (1998) and Workingman's Death (2005), Whores' Glory depicts the skin trade in three economically divergent countries.
This powerful drama, which was an Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Academy Award-winner Juliette Binoche as a journalist whose existing notions and perceptions about her own sexuality are challenged when she begins investigating student prostitution for an article.
DVD Review HOUSE OF PLEASURES:
Heavily represented on 2011 "Best Of" lists, this French film promises to be both an erotic and visual treat, boasting one of the largest casts in recent memory.
A gory horror-comedy twist on the Frankenstein legend.When Jeffrey Franken's fiancee is chopped to pieces by the blades of a remote-controlled lawnmower, he uses his dubious medical knowledge to try to bring her back to life. He reassembles his beloved Elizabeth using the body parts of New York City's finest prostitutes, and resurrects her during a heavy lightning storm.
DVD Review THE FERNANDO ARRABAL COLLECTION 2
It'll be difficult to top the first DVD collection featuring Arrabal's best-known cult classics, but Cult Epics second box set promises to deliver the goods once again.
DVD Review MARQUIS DE SADE'S PROSPERITIES OF VICE
Mondo Macabro does it again, taking us back to 1920's Japan and a count's obsession with the Marquis de Sade. In a word...awesome!
DVD Review PIGS, PIMPS, & PROSTITUTES
If the title of this box set and its Criterion Collection seal of approval aren't enough to entice you, having three integral parts of the Japanese New Wave in one awesome package should be more than enough.
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