An erotic thriller from the director of Psychopathia Sexualis, THE LITTLE DEATH offers a peek into the seedy boudoirs of a Victorian-era brothel, where a strong-willed reformer (Courtney ... See full summary »
Under Madrid's scorching summer sun, ordinary couples with real passion and the unquenchable desire to love and be loved, share the same irrepressible urge to investigate their own sexuality through five intertwined stories.
Natalia de Molina,
A photographer obsessed with a man's beautiful wife kills her jealous husband in self-defense. The deceased man's musician son soon is drawn in by his sexy stepmother who is scheming to collect the entire estate.
Brent David Fraser,
We've seen it a hundred times before - boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back, and they live happily ever after. Until the credits roll. And after that, it's a completely different story.
Marie thinks to return to her job one year after the birth of her daughter Nora. Her husband Holger is already looking forward to two-month parental leave in which he wants to be totally ... See full summary »
The story is a six-part event drama that surrounds the invisible men and women who fight for their country (Australia), what they bring home from the war, discovering what of themselves ... See full summary »
The Little Death is a truly original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo. In a multi story narrative, we peer behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street. A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partners struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband's pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all. The little Death explores why do we want what we want? How far will we go to get it? What are the consequences of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy?Written by
Australian comedian and impromptu lifeguard Troy Kinne received special thanks for his help with the script, being a comedy thermometer for jokes landing. See more »
[playing a scene]
I'm going to need to ask you a few questions, if that's alright.
On whether you're the good cop or the bad cop. Which one are ya?
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Diagrams from medical/ anatomical text and sexual guides appear behind the initial section of the credits. See more »
I wanted to like The Little Death. I ended up disappointed.
The "edgy" material loses any power after a short while and it becomes quite apparent that the film loses most of its comedic and entertainment value with it.
The film is shown through several couples, which is interesting at first. But, once you get past their "fetishes" or problems, the intrigue is gone. The film feels very bland during the middle, even though crazy things may be happing. This makes you just kind of ready for the film to be over
The writing and plot(s) rely on over-the-top people and scenarios that feels heavily forced and kills the humor.
The comedy was few and far between, and the story got boring. (I never cared about any of them)
I do want to acknowledge, though, that The Little Death may be better suited for different audiences than myself. It may be because I'm a male; It may be because I'm an American (or at least not Australian); or it may be because I don't get awkward or giggly just because the topic of sex is brought up, but this film just didn't do it for me.
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