Eros


1h 48m 2004

Brief Synopsis

An anthology of three medium length films on the subject of eroticism and desire. "The Hand" looks at a young tailor's long-time unrequited love for a beautiful Hong Kong courtesan. Over many years, he lovingly crafts the clothes that she wears for other men. Over time, the seemingly unattainable fa

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Delux Productions; Fandango; Jet Tone Films; Section Eight; Solaris Cinematografica; Warner Independent Pictures
Distribution Company
1 More Film; Alfa Films; Alternative Films; Araba; Cathay Film Organization; Curzon Artificial Eye; Fandango; Imovision; Lark International; Les Productions Jmh; Rezo Films; Spi International; Spinka; Umut Films; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Location
Hong Kong; Macau, China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

An anthology of three medium length films on the subject of eroticism and desire. "The Hand" looks at a young tailor's long-time unrequited love for a beautiful Hong Kong courtesan. Over many years, he lovingly crafts the clothes that she wears for other men. Over time, the seemingly unattainable fantasy woman loses everything, just as the tailor prospers in his career. Then the unexpected happens. "Equilibrium" is about a stressed-out 1950's New York advertising man who has been suffering from a series of recurring erotic dreams. During his session with psychiatrist Dr. Pearl, he describes his dream of a woman who is familiar to him--but he can't recall who she is when he wakes up. Through the course of a very offbeat session of therapy, we discover why that is. "The Dangerous Thread of Things" follows a fortyish married couple that no longer have anything to say to one another. At an impasse, the man has a passionate one night stand with a free-spirited young girl, but this experience also fails to satisfy him. Later on, the wife and the girl meet.

Crew

Pedro Almodóvar

Creative Consultant

Enrica Antonioni

Music ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Michelangelo Antonioni

Source Material (From Short Story Collection: Dead Bowling Alley On The Tiber/"The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Michelangelo Antonioni

Screenplay ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Guy Aziza

Associate Producer ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Jacques Bar

Producer ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Raphael Berdugo

Producer ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Wong Bo Chuen

Hair Stylist ("The Hand")

Marcantonio Borghese

Line Producer ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Milena Canonero

Costume Designer ("Equilibrium")

William Chang Suk-ping

Production Designer ("The Hand")

William Chang Suk-ping

Editor ("The Hand")

William Chang Suk-ping

Costumes ("The Hand")

Claudio Di Mauro

Editor ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Christopher Doyle

Director Of Photography ("The Hand")

Tonino Guerra

Screenplay ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Julie Hewett

Makeup ("Equilibrium")

Gregory Jacobs

1st Assistant Director ("Equilibrium")

Gregory Jacobs

Producer ("Equilibrium")

Wong Kar Wai

Producer ("The Hand")

Wong Kar Wai

Screenplay ("The Hand")

Paul Ledford

Sound ("Equilibrium")

Valeria Licurgo

Line Producer ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Philip Messina

Production Designer ("Equilibrium")

Vinicio Milani

Music ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Kwan Lee Na

Makeup ("The Hand")

Bower Ng Yuk Ho

Hair Stylist ("The Hand")

Jacky Pang

Producer ("The Hand")

Marco Pontecorvo

Director Of Photography ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Domenico Procacci

Producer ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Peer Raben

Music ("The Hand")

Danielle Rosencranz

Executive Producer ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Waldo Sanchez

Hair ("Equilibrium")

Steven Soderbergh

Screenplay ("Equilibrium")

Steven Soderbergh

Editor

Steven Soderbergh

Director Of Photography ("Equilibrium")

Stephane Tchal Gadjieff

Producer ("The Dangerous Thread Of Things")

Debra Zane

Casting ("Equilibrium")

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Delux Productions; Fandango; Jet Tone Films; Section Eight; Solaris Cinematografica; Warner Independent Pictures
Distribution Company
1 More Film; Alfa Films; Alternative Films; Araba; Cathay Film Organization; Curzon Artificial Eye; Fandango; Imovision; Lark International; Les Productions Jmh; Rezo Films; Spi International; Spinka; Umut Films; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Location
Hong Kong; Macau, China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States April 8, 2005

Released in United States on Video February 7, 2006

Released in United States September 2004

Released in United States Spring April 8, 2005

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 9-18, 2004.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) September 1-11, 2004.

Pedro Almodovar dropped out as a director of one of the segments and instead contributed by creating a visual framework for the entire film.

Film ensemble comprised of three short films.

Released in United States on Video February 7, 2006

Limited Release in United States April 8, 2005

Released in United States Spring April 8, 2005

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 9-18, 2004.)

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) September 1-11, 2004.)