Romance X (1999)

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AKA: Romance
Directed by: Catherine Breillat
Starring: Caroline Ducey (Woman), Sagamore Stévenin (Boyfriend), Rocco Siffredi (Paolo), François Berléand (Robert)
Country: France, Effed Up European Movies
Language: French (English subtitles)
Runtime: 01:38:32
Genres: Bondage, Infidelity, Unsimulated Sex Acts

Plot – Spoilers:
A woman (apparently called Marie) resents the space her boyfriend forces between them. He isn’t keen on sex with her and might even be gay. She doesn’t suspect this though and withdraws further into self-loathing. Is she hyper-sexual or just sexually malnourished?

Director Catherine Breillat is the queen of intellectualizing sexuality. So don’t be too disappointed with yourself if you find yourself thinking, “Will this woman ever shut the fuck up” every time Marie engages in a sexual endeavour.

What begins as regular sex with a guy she picked up at a cafe, soon morphs into self-degradation as Marie tries her best to turn into an intellectualized cumdumpster. But instead, she ends up finding her zone.

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