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 The Doom Generation (1995)

Directed by Gregg Araki
Produced by Andrea Spelling and Gregg Araki
Distributed by Trimark Pictures
Starring James Duval, Rose McGowan and Johnathon Schaech Running time 85 minutes

Billed as "a heterosexual movie by Gregg Araki," The Doom Generation is the director's self-styled bad-taste teen film. Amy Blue (Rose McGowan)is an obnoxious teenage speed freak and her boyfriend Jordan White(James Duval) is a passive, slow-witted poseur who won't have sex with her because he's terrified of AIDS (even though they both claim to bevirgins). One day, they run across Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech), a charming but enigmatic drifter who has a bad habit of killing people.Joining the young couple on a seemingly endless road trip, Xavier (or"X,"as the verbally challenged Jordan insists on calling him), proves a threatening and repulsive yet strangely alluring companion whose very presence raises issues of loyalty and sexual identity. The Doom Generation is dotted with a variety of eccentric cameo appearances, including comic Margaret Cho, actress Parker Posey, musician Perry Farrell, "Hollywood Madame" Heidi Fleiss, and onetime Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight. This is the middle installment in Araki's "teen apocalypse trilogy," which also includes 1993's Totally F***ed Up and1997's Nowhere.

Nominated - 1996 Independent Spirit Awards Best Debut Performance (Rose McGowan)

 The Isle (South Korea, 2000)

Directed by Kim Ki-duk
Produced by Lee Eun
Starring Seo Jeong and Kim Yu-seok
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Running time 90 minutes
Language Korean (with English subtitles)

Recalling both the erotic tension and the surrealist imagery of Woman of the Dunes, Kim Ki-duk's film is set near a remote lake where men come far and wide to fish on anchored rafts. Running a little bait-and- tackle shop is the earthy -- almost feral -- young lassHee-jin (Seoh Jung), who sometimes sells herself for a price to horny fishermen. On one raft is the morose youth Hyun-shik (Kim Yu-seok), who Hee-jin has quietly taken a shine to after saving him from a suicide attempt. His ham-fisted advances are rejected, but after a second try at suicide, in which he puts fishing hooks in his mouth, she nurses him back to health. Soon, a freakily-intense relationship builds between the two in which the jealous Hee-jin starts to brutally dispatch with any competition. This film was screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

2001 Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film - Won Golden Raven (Ki-duk Kim);
2001 Cinemanila International Film Festival - Won Best Actress (Jung Suh)
2001 Fantasporto - Won International Fantasy Film Award; Best Actress(Jung Suh, International Fantasy Film Special Jury Award
(Ki-duk Kim), Nominated International Fantasy Film Award Best Film (Ki-duk Kim);
2000 Venice Film Festival - Won Netpac Award - Special Mention (Ki-duk Kim), Nominated Golden Lion (Ki-duk Kim)

Anatomy of Hell (Anatomie de l'enfer) (France, 2004)

Written and Directed by Catherine Breillat
Produced by Jean-Francois Lepetit
Starring Amira Casar and Rocco Siffredi
Distributed by Tartan USA
Running time 77 minutes
Language French (with English subtitles)

A lonely and dejected woman (Amira Casar) learns that only when all inhibitions are cast aside will she be able to truly understand the truth about how men see women in this erotically charged exploration of sexuality from controversial director Catherine Breillat. Teetering on the edge of overwhelming ennui, the woman pays a man (Rocco Siffredi) to join her for a daring, four-day exploration of sexuality in which both reject all convention and smash all boundaries while locked away from society in an isolated estate. Only when the man and woman confront the most unspeakable aspects of their sexuality will they have a pure understanding of how the sexes view one another.

Official Selection - 2004 Toronto International Film Festival

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