New Release: The Sentiment of the Flesh DVD

The Sentiment of the Flesh movie scene

Annabelle Hettmann and Thibault Vincon get to know each other's bodies in The Sentiment of the Flesh.

On July 26, 2011, Strand Releasing issued the French psycho-sexual thriller The Sentiment of the Flesh on DVD for the list price of $24.99.

The film revolves around Helena (Annabelle Hettmann), an anatomical drawing student whose talent for sketching the human body is matched only by her growing sexual adventurousness, and Benoit (Thibault Vincon), a young radiologist who takes an X-ray of Helena and really likes what he sees. It doesn’t take too long before Helena and Benoit’s mutual attraction leads to a dark obsession with their all-too-mortal bodies.

Another film to explore the unsettling relationship between people and their flesh — check out Videodrome, Crash, Dead Ringers and other movies by David Cronenberg to see the obvious inspirations for this film — The Sentiment of the Flesh was written and directed by Roberto Garzelli, his first theatrical feature.

Presented in French with English subtitles, the unrated, for-mature-audiences-only 2010 movie made its premiere in the U.S. on DVD.

Check out the trailer with English subtitles:


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