Destructive Fantasies – discussing The Samurai with Till Kleinert

The Samurai

Till Kleinert’s The Samurai is a bizarre film; sitting on the fence between genres, toying with expectations and blanketing a psychosexual culture clash under the influence of Germanic fairy tales. It is Gimm for the modern age, filled with repressed desires, sudden bursts of violence and the underestimated coming through.

In the film a young policeman, Jakob (Michel Diercks), struggles through his daily routine. He is belittled by his colleagues and the youths in his town and his main duty consists of hanging bloody bags of meat from trees in the wood to keep a wolf away.

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50 Shades of Erotica – A low-brow chat with Marc Morris

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In the wake of the huge success of 50 Shades of Grey, Nucleus Films’ Marc Morris sees a future for mainstream erotica and is on hand to lead you through the seedy world of cinematic titillation

On the 13th April Marc Morris and Jake West, probably best known now for their two Video Nasties documentaries, released 50 Shades of Erotica into the world; the DVD is comprised of 50 trailers from some of the best slices of erotica that cinema (foreign, mainstream and arthouse) has given us. From Borowczyk’s The Beast to Oshima’s In the Realm of the Senses, every fetish, every dark desire is catered for in one entertaining package.

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