By Lickszz October 20, in Entertainment Chat. The controversial film 9 songs shows real sex scenes. It is the most sexually explicit film in UK cinema history and been passed uncut and granted an 18 certificate by the British board of film classification. The film was first screened in Cannes where it caused quite a stir. Will this now pave the way for an abundance of sex movies to be released into the mainstream cinema?
Sign in. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Hide Spoilers. How does a modern man recall his last 'love' relationship? In this case, by the songs they shared together. The man in question is a glaciologist who's airborne research over Antarctica spurs a chronological series of memories broken up by nine LIVE concert segments.
Show rock concert, show sex, show icy wastes of Antarctica. Repeat eight times. That's essentially the structure of Michael Winterbottom's "9 Songs," a movie that marks an important director's attempt to deal with explicit sex. As an idea, the film is fascinating, but as an experience it grows tedious; the concerts lack closeups, the sex lacks context, and Antarctica could use a few penguins.
What do we expect of sex on screen? That it should turn us on? Or that it should have some more abstract function, as a metaphor, or as a revealing mirror of human nature? Certainly, some agenda beyond the visible flesh is what we've seen in recent sexually explicit art films, such as Baise-Moi, Intimacy, The Pornographer and Catherine Breillat's explorations of that murky area where hardcore meets hard dialectic.