Thursday, 1 August 2013

Les Anges Exterminateurs (The Exterminating Angels)

Jean-Claude Brisseau is not the most exciting French born director. Les Anges Exterminateurs (2006) is the second part of a trilogy that began with Choses Secretes (2002)  a series of films that are said to explore social taboos. Where as Choses Secretes deals with sex and office politics this later film deals with a movie director’s project about female eroticism but is no more erotically stimulating than the previous film. There can’t be many European directors that can make sex scenes between three beautiful young naked women dull!!
Nice girls shame about the film.
Basically what we have is a movie about a film director who embarks on a project about chronicling female sexual desire. After auditioning a number of young women, most of whom tell him to get lost, he ends with three struggling actresses who are glad of the work and prepared to perform sexual acts in front of his camera. 
It might stimulate the director but not the audience!
Said to be semiautobiographical, in 2002 director and writer Brisseau had been arrested on charges of harassment, fined and given a suspended one-year prison sentence. The plaintiffs were three women who had performed sexual acts in front of him during their audition!! A tame unexceptional sex outing that comes nowhere near the eroticism of Catherine Breillat (Bluebeard (2009)).

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