Anita is a young girl whose troubled childhood and neglectful parents have left her hungering for love. A psychologically unstable nymphet driven to pleasures of the flesh, Anita soon finds a kindred soul in kindly university student Erik.
Scandinavia has a long history of tying the erotic to the cinematic (look no further than 50s exploitation nudies and—gasp!—Bergman’s Summer with Monika). Forget the arthouse, here’s a true sleazy charmer, centering on the titular nymphomaniac and co-starring, of all people, Stellan Skarsgård!
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy