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An adaptation the greek myth of tiresias into a contemporary story about a transsexual prostitute who is kidnapped by an obsessed man, deprived of her daily hormones, savagely blinded and then granted the gift of second sight.


Studio Kino Video
SKU 202523993
UPC 741952309192
UPC 14 00741952309192
Format DVD
Release Date 9/4/2007
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  
Name Bonello,Bertrand
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Cast & Crew
Albin De La Simone - Original Music By
Bertrand Bonello - Director
Bertrand Bonello - Screenplay
Clara Choveaux - Actor
Claude Girard - Producer
Fabrice Rouaud - Editor
Josee Deshaies - Cinematographer
Laurent Lucas - Actor
Laurie Markovitch - Original Music By
Lou Castel - Actor
Luca Fazzi - Story By
Simon Arnal - Producer
Thiago Teles - Actor
Cannes Film Festival (2003) Bertrand Bonello, Nominee, Golden Palm Award
ReviewSource DVD Times
Review Throughout Bonello keeps his cards close to his chest, as it were, as though any revelation will expose the holes and the essential thanklessness of the task that it watching this film. Indeed, time and again we're drawn in by devices - one actor embodying two roles, whilst another role is embodied by two actors - and time and again he fails to connect, whether on an emotional level or an intellectual one. Ultimately it leaves the impression that he has nothing to say.
Reviewer Anthony Nield
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource BBCi - Films
Review There are plenty of ideas here: our obsessive pursuit of perfection, the artifice of gender, the conflict between individual belief and organised faith. Yet Tiresia always seems to be striving for profundity, with its excerpts from Beethoven's 7th Symphony on the soundtrack, the repeated footage of molten lava, and the blurring of fantasy and memory. Bonello seems to have little interest in the psychology of his characters, and the combination of the unwieldy symbolism and the oppressive mood help drain the life out of the film.
Reviewer Tom Dawson
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Bonello,Bertrand
Label Koch Lorber Films Llc
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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