THE FLESH REVIEWED
“The Flesh” is a film that’s hard to peg. While it’s a 25 year old Marco Ferreri movie, so many new viewers want to call it horror. The film has horrific elements, but when has mutilating a body been considered horror? Usually you have to dress up in a sweater or human flesh mask for it to be considered horror. What we have here is a gory tale of unrequited love.
The film comes in at a rather quick 90 minutes. But, the film also manages to tell a compelling story about two distant weirdos finding love with each other. Unfortunately, one falls out of love quickly with the other. Francesca Dellera makes the most of her role, but Sergio Castellito feels kinda whiny too much and then too hardcore. I wanted some balance.
That being said, it’s an enjoyable movie that might find its way into your Halloween rotation. After all, everyone needs a palate cleanse after one too many horror sequels.
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- 1.77:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 9/12/17
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 94%94%
- Supplemental Material - 94%94%
- Film Score - 93%93%
The Plot Thus Far
THE FLESH (La Carne) is a romantic black comedy about a divorced piano player named Paolo (Sergio Castellitto) who meets and falls in love with a most beauteously busty woman (bombshell Francesca Dellera), who uses her special powers to turn the man into her sex slave. The film depicts the oftentimes torturous nature of carnal desire and the erotic power of women in a cinematic work where Francesca becomes a symbolic representation of male desire, with her voluptuous figure and sex appeal being intoxicating to Paolo. While he is completely taken by his desire for Francesca, she eventually gets bored with him and decides to leave. Unfortunately for Francesca, Paolo loves her.