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364 Ratings

The Exterminating Angels

Les anges exterminateurs

Directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau
France, 2006
Fantasy, Erotica


A filmmaker holds a series of boundary-pushing auditions for his latest project: a thriller on the subject of female pleasure.

The Exterminating Angels Directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau
Sure, the potent erotic charge doesn’t hurt in focusing our attention, but Mr. Brisseau has done more here than elicit extravagant exposure from his actors. In its meta-cinematic commentary, it may even be one of the season’s more cerebral endeavors.
March 07, 2007
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Whatever the case, the film is a poetic, provocative response to an era of facile psychology that encourages the packaging of every sexual fear and insecurity into convenient traumas to be “overcome” (with litigation, when necessary). In Brisseau’s hands, sex is dangerous and wonderfully incomprehensible.
March 05, 2007
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Simultaneously brilliant and naive, the film strives to manipulate and implicate the viewer, seducing us into Brisseau’s sexual and mystical intrigues and then punishing us for our complicity.
March 01, 2007
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