L'Ennui  

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L'Ennui is a French film directed by Cédric Kahn released in 1998

Synopsis

The film is an homage to the Italian writer Alberto Moravia, on the theme of the incomprehensible desire that sometimes poisons life.

Martin, professor of philosophy tired of life, is possessed by a physical passion for a "femme-enfant"; the older man falls for a younger girl who is beautiful, naive, sexually voracious, and utterly pliant. She is utterly opaque, and because he cannot inhabit her mind, cannot make her feel intensely for him, he becomes neurotically obsessed by her, which, of course, leads to all kinds of abjection and abasement for him. In this, the film explores the tension between the male dream of feminine passivity, and the male nightmare of feminine impassivity.



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