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Real Sex in Mainstream Movies: Anatomy of Hell directed by Catherine Breillat, same director of Romance

Anatomie de l'enfer (2004) Poster


Anatomy of Hell
Directed byCatherine Breillat
Written byCatherine Breillat
Narrated byCatherine Breillat
StarringAmira Casar
Rocco Siffredi
Release date(s)
  • 23 January 2004 (2004-01-23) (International Film Festival Rotterdam)
Anatomy of Hell (French: Anatomie de l'enfer) is a 2004 film by Catherine Breillat. The film was adapted by writer/director Breillat from her novel Pornocracy. The explicitly sexual film stars Amira Casar as "the woman" and porn star Rocco Siffredi as "the man". Renowned movie critic Leonard Maltin's review of the film was extremely negative. He gave the film zero stars and said the film was "homophobic" and "unintentionally funny". Roger Ebert stated: "I remember when hard-core first became commonplace, and there were discussions about what it would be like if a serious director ever made a porn movie. The answer, judging by Anatomy of Hell, is that the audience would decide they did not require such a serious director after all."
The film went on to win "Best Feature Film" at the Philadelphia Film Festival.


Plot and themes

Anatomy of Hell, like many of Breillat's other works, explores female sexuality, in this case focusing specifically on male fear and resentment of that sexuality. The plot follows an unnamed woman who is discovered in the middle of a suicide attempt in the toilet of a gay bar by one of its male patrons. The woman offers to pay the man to watch her for four days, during which time she explains her views on sex and sexuality.

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