Synopsis: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading her into ever more risky situations, including a developing one with the headmaster.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Catherine Breillat
Production: Trimark Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min

If it didn't get hard,

I'd probably understand.

It seems you decided not to sleep

with me anymore, when I was about to...

I warn you, watch out!

I might get the idea of killing myself.

I've never done that for any guy.

I never touched theirs, do you hear me?

Never touched it like that!

Seems to be very important for you,

if you're insisting on it like that.

Even if you don't want to or cannot,

I just don't get why.

You could at least caress me.

If you don't feel desire,

you could at least try to quench mine!

Women can come much more

often than men, you know.

If I did that,

I'd despise you.

I couldn't love you anymore.

You'd despise me,

because I'm a woman.

You and loving me, you're joking!

I turn you off,

I'm a horror for you.

There's nothing more ugly than me.

Stop it.

Let's sleep.

Why am I only able to love him

or hate him?

Why can't I manage to

be just indifferent?

Even if my thinking is all clear.

A man, who can't love me physically,

is a source of misery.

A bottomless pit of suffering.

They say, a man,

who fucks a woman,

honors her.

One should listen to sayings,

there's always some truth to them.

Paul dishonors me.

Am I disturbing you?

On the contrary.

Have you come here to relax,

for the rest of the evening?

No, I come directly out of bed.

Or to be more precise,

I just got dressed up.

I couldn't bear to sleep,

so I got up again.

I don't care what time it is,

I'm never tired.

I loathe people,

who claim being tired, all the time.

Who talk nonsense all the time...


Most probably, it's because

they're not passionate at all.

Say, do you live alone?

No, I'm married.

I told him, I was married.

So that he would know, I'm not free.

Because I am not free.

And he has to take the

responsibility for the adultery.

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Catherine Breillat

Catherine Breillat (French; born 13 July 1948) is a French filmmaker, novelist and professor of auteur cinema at the European Graduate School. In the film business for over 40 years, Catherine Breillat chooses to normalize previously taboo subjects in cinema. Taking advantage of the medium of cinema, Breillat juxtaposes different perspectives to highlight irony found in society. Through film, she attempts to redefine the female narrative in cinema by showing female characters who undergo similar experiences as their male counterparts. Many of Breillat's films explore the transition between girlhood and adulthood. The females of her films attempt to escape their adolescence by seeking individuality. There is an unsaid silence in society for girls to hide their sexuality and desires unless directly confronted about them. Breillat offers a platform to discuss female pleasure and sexual responsibility by exposing social and sexual conflicts in her films' themes. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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