Battle In Heaven (2005)


Never in my movie-watching history have I seen a character as dull as the lead character here. The only one that comes close is that of Crimson Gold. It also happens to be the most bizarre movie I have seen this year. It explores sex in a way I have not seen before, in that we get to see very unattractive characters (husband and wife) take part in it. The way they are shot is also very suggestive, like the movie is some sort of soft porn, only with superior direction.

The movie is also a more extreme form of a Romance, in that it was probably inspired by it, both in terms of explicit sexual shots and very slow and pro-longed takes.

The only characters that seem alive are the young woman (fucking gorgeous) and her friends.