This month’s pick is an erotic horror film from acclaimed director Claire Denis. Causing a lot of shock when it screened at the 2001 Cannes Film festival, TROUBLE EVERY DAY is a fascinating experience. The film centers on Shane Brown (Vincent Gallo), a man whose insatiable appetite for sex (think HELLRAISER) leads him to a special clinic while he’s in Paris with his wife. When he meets the similarly “deranged” Coré (Béatrice Dalle), their shared penchant for incorporating violence, eating, and death into sex (a French term for orgasm translates as “little death”) unfolds as spectacle. Worth watching just for its poignant playing with gender roles.
Also of note is the movie’s soundtrack, composed by the band TINDERSTICKS who have produced music for 5 of Denis’ films.
– Ari Shvartsman
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