Love Battles

Love Battles (2013, France)

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  • Love Battles (2013, France)
  • Sally Luff
  • April 4, 2016

In Jacques Doillon’s bruising investigation of the fault lines between eroticism and violence, Lui and Elle are unable to get on the same page, psychosexually speaking. Their no-holds-barred wrestling matches grow in frequency and force, as they test each other’s bodies as much as their souls.

Doillon captures the astonishing physicality of their struggles less as a voyeur than as a third, invisible combatant, as the film evolves from a metaphoric exploration of the nature of human sexuality into something far more visceral and affecting.

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