Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Emmanuelle Bercot - Mes chères études aka Student Services (2010)

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Plot / Synopsis

A cash strapped college student goes to work as an escort in order to make ends meet, only to realize that her education has taken a back seat to her budding career in the pleasure industry. In her struggle to stay financially stable during her first year at the university, 19 year old Laura discovers that a part-time job just won't pay the bills. Then, just when Laura is at her most desperate, she sees an internet ad from a man who's willing to pay £100 an hour to spend an intimate evening with a willing student. Compelled by the lure of some easy money, Laura answers the ad. Later, despite a promise to herself that this will be a once time occurrence, Laura finds herself falling into a new bed every night, and making more money than she ever thought possible. By the time Laura realizes she has stumbled into the downward spiral of prostitution, she begins to doubt her ability to break free from temptation, and finish her education. ~ Jason Buchanan, Allrovi

Monday, June 27, 2011

Jaime Humberto Hermosillo - La tarea prohibida aka Forbidden Homework(1992)



In this provocative drama from Mexican filmmaker Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Julian Pastor plays a young college student who is living with his aunt. The student is taking a course in filmmaking and is working on a short video as a class project. An attractive middle-aged woman, Marieda (Maria Rojo), arrives to audition for a part in the video; when the film's male lead fails to show up, the young man takes the role as he auditions a romantic scene with the woman, and later they move from pretend lovemaking to the real thing. But as it turns out, this isn't the first time the boy and the woman have met, which leads to a disturbing revelation. Forbidden Homework was a semi-sequel to Hermosillo accalimed feature La Tarea. (All Movie Guide)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Takahisa Zeze - Tokyo X Erotica (2001)



In the 1990's Kenjo dies in a terrorist gas attack and his girlfriend, Haruka, is killed while doing her rounds as a prostitute. In 2002, the two of them meet up again...but how can this be possible when they are both dead?

In the 1990's, Kenjo (Ishikawa Yuichi) dies in a terrorist gas attack and his girlfriend, Haruka (Sasaki Yumeka), is killed while doing her rounds as a prostitute. In 2002, the two of them meet up again...but how can this be possible when they are both dead? Writer/director Zeze Takahisa infuses his bizarre piece of erotica with unexpected statements about sex, politics, and religion.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hisayasu Sato - Shisenjiyou no Aria aka The Bedroom (1992)


Hisayasu Sato's THE BEDROOM is a bold, yet flawed film which manages to create an utter sense of depersonalization and loneliness, while still telling a great story. The visuals are great; blue and red light coat the bodies of the comatose girls of The Sleeping Room while giant TVs with constant static decorate the background. Sato's spare use of music also helps to create tension in the film; the soundtrack features immense buildup that never actually climax, keeping the viewer aurally on edge. Despite the fact that the film may seem confusing at first, if the viewer is willing to actively watch the film and engage with the way Sato is telling his story, the viewer will be rewarded at the end.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Jesus Franco - Die Sklavinnen aka Swedish Nympho Slaves (1976)


This title has been extremely rare worldwide and is one of the most highly sought movies!

After a woman has been found by the police she desperately tells her story of being kidnapped, drugged and tortured by Princess Arminda (Lina Romay). For years the police have been trying to shut down Arminda's sex palace called The Pagoda, but have been unable to get close enough due to her having friends in high places. Now they have found the woman who will help put Arminda away for years.

Another rare Jess Franco's title on dvd presented in its Uncut Anamorphic Widescreen Version with English subtitles, you cannot go wrong with this rare title!

Pamela Stanford has a habit of going to bars, picking up men, taking them home & having them fuck her sister Karine Gambier, who she keeps chained & locked up in a cage. On the next day, the men invariably wake up in their cars, not knowing if the whole thing was real at all, & Gambier is told by her sister it didn't happen at all.

Nick Millard - Sappho '68 (1968)



From 70’s Swedish adult film director Jan Anders, comes a deep, penetrating piece of artful vintage erotica! A probing examination of woman-to-woman pleasures, SAPHHO ’68 was a groundbreaking adult film that balanced artful, tasteful filmmaking with the seductive innocence of the soft core nudie-cutie genre.

A probing examination of woman-to-woman pleasures Sappho '68 is a groundbreaking adult film that balances artful, tasteful filmmaking with the seductive innocence of the nudie-cutie genre.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jos Stelling - De Wachtkamer AKA The Waiting Room (1995)


From IMDB:
User Review

"O be careful little eyes what you see . . ."
19 October 2001 | by Timothy Damon

This director is simply incredible. I saw Jos Stelling's film THE POINTSMAN some years ago, and I'm not sure I would have believed a feature length film without the spoken word could be made. But he did it, and it was great! So then, would a shorter film in the same format be easier to make? You might think so. But Mark Twain once remarked (paraphrased) that he could do a 2 hour speech on most any subject with little advance preparation, but to properly do a 15 minute speech might take at least a week to properly prepare. Regardless, he has a wonderful time in a train station, mostly in the waiting room. The camera is mainly on a Casanova of a man as his gaze goes well beyond the personal boundaries of the women he is, . . . well, to put it bluntly, lusting after. It reminded me of the cartoon postcard of a slick-talking guy next to a woman asking her "Do you mind if I undress you with my eyes?" and she is thinking {'well, I guess it's better than having you touch me"] Whether or not this guy knows he's gone beyond the bounds of propriety I'll leave to your contemplation. But his come-uppance is quite delightful.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jos Stelling - The Gas Station (2000)


During a traffic jam, a man flirts with another driver.

Jos Stelling (1945) made his debut as a director with Mariken van Nieumeghen in 1974. The film was selected for Cannes in 1975. Since then he has been writing and directing eight feature films. For his short film The Waiting Room (1996) Stelling was awarded a Golden Rose (Press Award) in Montreux, a Golden Gryphon in St. Petersburg as well as his fourth Gouden Kalf (GoldenCalf, the Dutch film award).

Jos Stelling - The Gallery (2003)


After winning top awards in Montreux, Utrecht, and St. Petersburg for THE WAITING ROOM, followed by the Grand Prix at the Mediawave festival in Györ (Hungary) for THE GAS STATION, Jos Stelling completed his Erotic Tales trilogy with THE GALLERY. Stylistically they're all connected: each is narrated visually without dialogue, each makes merry fun of an embarrassing erotic fantasy in a public place, and each features the same likeable fall-guy - Belgian actor Gene Bervoets - as the hero always ready and willing to strut his manhood like a peacock in heat. In THE GALLERY Gene finds himself the sensual object of a beautiful woman's desire. So when, suddenly and unexpectedly, she begins to strip for his pleasure ... one good turn deserves another ... (IMDb)