A scene implies a (married) woman performing oral sex on a man, although nothing is shown.
References to adultery.
There are nude men (buttocks visible) and women (breasts, butts and vaginas) seen in the movie.


A man is shown repeatedly nude.
A graphic threesome involving two men and a woman with nudity but no genitals.
There is a sex scene in which a woman’s breasts are shown, but nothing else.
An insane man is seen masturbating, although there is no nudity.

A priest kisses a dead woman’s body and then she wakes up and they have sex in the church.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


“I hope to get a moral sense consistent with my own moral sense from a film.” I saw this sentence in a film review of Jiechen a few years ago. It was about the goose feather pen. She looked for it in the film with this hope. Of course, she was disappointed because the moral sense of the film was chaotic. The director put himself in a high position and mocked everyone, Even Napoleon, who only appeared once, did not let go. (Napoleon, who is ready to ascend the throne, sits high on the throne. The camera passes between the two rows of chair legs of the throne from bottom to top and looks at the jesters. The director scoffs at the new emperor’s two drooping and shaking short legs, with an evil laugh.) Jiechen also has a favorite word, which is probably called “intellectual superiority”. After watching the film yesterday, I went back and found out the film review to make up for the incomprehension of this article because I hadn’t seen the film at that time. The result was surprised to find that Jiechen had a “moral superiority” when talking about the film.

It is rare for Jiechen to talk about a work in such fierce words, or to be offended by a very influential film. For example, “it seems absurd and crazy, even angry.” “It is a protest and reaction against the orthodox value system.” “Legitimize evil and demonize justice.”

As far as I am concerned, I also think it is a very dangerous behavior to watch such a film alone without the good guidance of the outside world and the lack of necessary life experience and right and wrong view. I was scared when I just finished reading it. In my heart, there is a natural and what I fear. When seduced, I wake up. Director Kaufman first tells how Sade, a pornographic novelist who has been locked up in a mental hospital, tried his best to stick to writing and let the laundrywoman Madeleine sneak out for distribution. Let’s see how tenacious and smart this crazy desire is. Then there is the infatuation and practice of medalline and young people on novels to illustrate how easy this madness is to invade and occupy people’s hearts. Finally, even Abby, God’s most loyal child, could not face his love and desire, and fell into the shaking and confusion of faith. His young, handsome, vibrant face showed fear and deep despair. We find how fragile and unreal this simple justice is. The beast in human nature will seize every opportunity to break free, Devour even the purest people (in the film, the beautiful and pure bride, who grew up in the monastery, seduced the young architect and eloped together after her simple little head came into contact with Sade’s novels. However, due to the evil of the doctor, the outbreak of desire in human nature was moralized and justified by the director).

In the director’s intention, the biggest villain is Napoleon’s autocratic government and the doctor who spoke for it. Abby, the former dean of the mental hospital who was finally locked up, said: I met the devil, and he was still alive to tell the story. This intention is highlighted. And the devil is undoubtedly a cruel character. He successfully defeated the writer Sade who defended his faith (regardless of the morality of this faith for the time being). Abby, a simple, honest and kind priest, made him feel ridiculous. However, he hated the washerwoman meidailian. Jiechen said she was confused, but I think she was very sober. Her soberness was a kind of soberness outside the system, irrational, market and animal, a soberness of what she wanted, a kind of persistence and strange mixture. She knew the need and discretion of desire, Although her indulgence in such things eventually led her to destruction. When Abby finally told Sade that we checked her body after she died, she was still a virgin. This soberness was verified. At the same time, what was verified was the infatuation and love of two men inside and outside the moral system. It is precisely because of this soberness that the doctor wants her to die. The doctor’s last act of letting her destroy can be understood as the doctor’s own evil, but also as the fear and hatred of this soberness.

Sade’s weakness is that he has a high-intensity desire (this desire is not only for sex, but also for writing. As he said, writing is like breathing.) And the madness, death and disaster caused by the extreme publicity of this desire. In contrast, the priest’s death is simplicity, the pure integrity that can be preserved because he has not faced evil and temptation. And Madeleine is undoubtedly the most sober in this. After she was whipped by the doctor, the priest said with heartache: I knew you were obsessed with erotic novels and didn’t teach you to read at the beginning. But she replied, “reading makes me redeemed. I’ve seen the strange things in the world. It’s hard for me to be interested in anything. I bring myself into his story. If not, I can’t be a good girl in reality.” She understood desire and animal nature, but she found a proper outlet for it.

Speaking of the director’s moral confusion is already obvious. This “chaos” is different from what Jiechen calls “evil”. The director was really deeply influenced by Sade’s novels and was full of good feelings for Sade. He thought that Sade was a soldier defending ideological freedom and was finally destroyed physically by autocracy. But the director also believes in justice, kindness and purity. Many of these details can be seen in the film. For example, he finally arranged medalline to die of the evil desire released by herself (medalline was tortured and killed by a madman affected by Sade’s Novels). Sade finally showed a little human sadness and pain when he heard about medalline’s death. For example, the sympathy for the love between the priest and Madeleine finally combined them in their own way. There is also hatred and crazy ridicule of the doctor, a complete hypocrite and full egoist. But in the end, the doctor imprisoned the priest as the ultimate winner and vested interest, just as he imprisoned Sade. This does not mean the director’s infatuation and admiration for evil. On the contrary, it is a tragic ending, which makes the evil face more exposed.

The film is indeed not within the orthodox moral concept, but if it is determined that the director “justifies evil and demonizes justice.” It’s also inappropriate. At least with a sense of moral superiority. Orthodox morality can not be considered absolutely correct, but also has its false affectation and fragile side. The pure heart protected by this orthodox morality can not be regarded as true justice and kindness, because those are very perishable. Only those who have experienced evil and ugliness and believe that they should still stand on the side of justice and goodness, no matter how much they pay, can they be called true justice and goodness. Therefore, the real saint is not a pure little sheep, but often a scarred heart.

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