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8 1/2 Women

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8 1/2 Women

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
122 minutes
performer:
Toni Collette, Peter Greenaway, John Standing
director:
Peter Greenaway
distributor:
Universal
author:
75138
genre:
Erotic, Drama

We gave it a C-

”How many film directors make films to satisfy their sexual fantasies?” father asks son in the talky, rather sterile look at… sexual fantasies, 8 1/2 Women. Judging from the titular harem the decadent pair (after an incestuous dalliance) assembles at their Geneva estate, director Peter Greenaway (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) gets his kicks from full-frontal male nudity, underage Kabuki actresses, trussed-up women, and females-as-baby machines. Oh, and he’s definitely not a leg man. C-

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