Their relationship is depicted throughout in a graphic and unflinching fashion, both psychologically and physically.The BBFC has permitted comparable explicit images in a number of previous features at the '18' level (eg L'EMPIRE DES SENS, 9 SONGS, SHORTBUS and Lars von Trier's earlier film, THE IDIOTS) where it has been clear that the purpose of the work - and the individual images in question - is not simply to arouse viewers but to illustrate characters, relationships and themes.Veel van deze vrouwen zijn wanhopige alleenstaande moeders en gehuwde vrouwen die op zoek zijn naar spannend plezier. Ga je ermee akkoord om de identiteit van deze vrouwen geheim te houden?In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and a British glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters.Neither O'Brien nor Stilley are typically attractive in the Hollywood, plastic, overly-made-up artificial sense of the word; rather they are real and human, and beautifully imperfect.And so the sex (despite it being so truly believable that at times I almost thought I was watching myself! Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro).Before long, the pair embarks on a violent and sexual journey filled with seduction and destruction of young gay hustlers.Hard-hitting, intensely sexy and wildly controversial, American Translation is a twisted Bonnie and Clyde for a new generation.
The brief images of explicit real sex (sight of a penis penetrating a vagina during a consensual sex scene and sight of the man's penis being masturbated to climax) are exceptionally justified, in this context, by the manner in which they illustrate the film's themes and the nature of the couple's relationship.However, the emphasis is on the character watching the film and the briefly seen sex illustrates the character's sexual obsession, rather than being the focus of the scene. A woman employs a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's unwatchable . This film is as much about words and ideology as the imagery is about fragility, beauty and censorship.The script is powerful and confronting and the dialogue is beautifully supported by the equally powerful visual aspects.A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill.
From the moment they meet, brooding Chris (Pierre Perrier) and the beautiful Aurore (Lizzie Brochere') fall instantly and passionately in love but it s not long before their intense connection is consumed by Chris s dark obsession with gay men.
Not to everyone's taste, but if you like weird movies, then try it.