Q : DVD Review

Title: Q
Director: Laurent Bouhnik
Starring: Déborah Révy, Hélène Zimmer, Gowan Didi
Cert: 18
Running time: 103 minutes
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Drama / Erotic
RRP: £15.99

A graphically erotic film from controversial French filmmaker Laurent Bouhnik (24 Hours in the Life of a Woman), Q takes a close look at the lives of a group of conflicted teenagers, which are thrown into turmoil when the sexually enigmatic Cecile walks into their lives.

Q is reportedly of the same ilk as British director Michael Winterbottom’s Nine Songs and whilst it does serve up acres of nubile young flesh and prolonged, graphic sex scenes it lacks the intimacy of Winterbottom’s film.

It’ll certainly be controversial with scenes of sex, fellatio and plenty of sexual talk but even with the committed performances from cast members Déborah Révy, Hélène Zimmer and Gowan Didi with graphic depiction of real sex this film fails to deliver the emotional impact of a film such as Nine Songs.

As a story of love and desire it doesn’t really work. Maybe it’s because everyone is speaking in French and that the subtitles don’t work so well as if I was watching this in English but for me it lacks emotion.

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Author : Kevin Stanley