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#3 Shanghai Flowers

SHANGHAI FLOWERS "The Price of Feelings" About Hou Hsiao-hsien's film by Charles Tesson Book included in the Prestige Limited Edition The Flowers of Shanghai by Hou Hsiao-hsien, presented in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998, plunges us into the heart of luxurious brothels at the end of the 19th century, where courtesans, nicknamed "the Flowers of Shanghai", lived. who seem to reign like princesses in places frequented by men of high society. Around four courtesans, Ruby (Michiko Hada), Pearl (Carinau Lau), Emerald (Michelle Reis) and Jasmin (Vicky Wei), the round of men unfolds. Beneath the apparent richness of these living conditions, magnified by the beauty of the women, the film, by observing their daily lives, with the...

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#2 Crash

CRASH "Dreams of Steel" About David Cronenberg's film by Olivier Pere Text of the book included in the Ultra Collector Box It's the story of a couple who never look each other in the eye, look for each other and get lost in sexual adventures. A car accident will lead him into new experiences, more dangerous and more exciting. Hoping to finally meet again. By adapting the prophetic novel by the English writer JG Ballard, David Cronenberg turns out to be a surgeon of the soul. In an atmosphere of gentle apocalypse, his film offers nothing less than to reinvent the human body, associated with the machine, but also to explore unknown dimensions of love and eroticism. Object of scandal...

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#1 Elephant Man

ELEPHANT-MAN "All Monsters" About David Lynch's film by Alexandre Prouveze Book out of print Less mysterious and hermetic than an Eraserhead or a Mulholland Drive , David Lynch's second feature film, Elephant Man , nevertheless succeeded in the feat, in 1980, of reconciling openness to the “general public” and radical singularity. Through this film, Lynch also defines some of the decisive features of his cinema, particularly in terms of atmosphere, spaces, direction of actors or dramatic progression. But Elephant Man is also the fruit of a collective adventure. Around the young Lynch, are indeed busy a producer as unexpected as faithful (Mel Brooks), a John Hurt just out of Heaven's Gate by Michael Cimino, the chief make-up artist of the...

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