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The Erotic Man (2010)

A collections of scenes based on documents, letters, pictures and poems that depict a man's erotic nature.



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Credited cast:
Herself (segment "The Philippines 2009")
Herself (segment "The Philippines 2009")
Helena Cerello ...
Herself (segment "Brazil 2008")
Sarah Gaugler ...
Herself (segment "The Philippines 2009")
Paula Jubé ...
Herself (segment "Brazil 2008")
Marie Marthe Dorothie Laguerre ...
Herself (segments "Haiti 1999" / "France 2009")
Rokhaya Niang ...
Herself (segment "Senegal 2009")
Livia Ramos Soares ...
Herself (segment "Brazil 2008")
Schilaine Cayo ...
Herself (segment "Haiti 2009")
Élida Braz ...
Herself (segment "Brazil 2008")
Ana Flavia Cavalcanti Ribeiro ...
Herself (segment "Brazil 2008")
Carla ...
Herself (segment "Brazil 2008")
Giovanna Biotto ...
Herself (segment "Brazil 2008")
Milla Rachel Almeida Oliviera ...
Herself (segment "Brazil 2002")


A collections of scenes based on documents, letters, pictures and poems that depict a man's erotic nature.

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4 November 2010 (Denmark)  »

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Det erotiske menneske  »


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The Erotic Man
9 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Picture the scene - an ageing lothario goes back to his old haunts where he's had numerous love affairs with different women and wants to recapture these moments on film with certain ladies through mainly non-sexual means. He wants to capture the eroticism of the times he spent with these women.

This is very much a film made by a man who's getting on in years. A man who's affluent enough that he can spend his time picking up women in different countries and continents. It's almost like a tick the box scenario in all the different countries and the clichés that come with it. Africa, Brazil and Philippines.

At the heart of it all, our intrepid lothario is wondering how you can frame eroticism on film. Personally, I don't think it's possible or that it's very much down to the viewers terms of what constitutes eroticism. For Leth, it's very simple, watch how the ladies look at you and how they swim naked in a pool, walk across a street, how they wash themselves in a shower.

There is one scene in particular where he asks one of his former lovers about a time they made love on camera and she herself thinks nothing of it because it was a moment of love between herself and her former lover and nobody else came into the equation. We're then unfortunate enough to see a snippet of the video in question which brought me back to a question I had almost at the start of the film - I wonder if any of these girls feel used by the experience of this film.

In the end, this film does have deeply distasteful moments and it's not a particularly enjoyable film. In some ways, coming back to the central philosophical question in how you frame eroticism, the answer could also be answered this way. If you try to frame eroticism, you've already betrayed the experience. And this film feels like a betrayal on quite a few levels.

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