Strictly Forbidden, Scene Four
The creepy precondom tale of statues cum to life in a forbidden Paris museum reaches its unsettling finale with a no-holes barred orgy between art student Thomas and the living statues. Is he experiencing his sexual awakening or caught in a trap from which he might never escape?
Full of striking colors (combined with occasional black-and-white photography) and haunting electronic music (an outstanding original soundtrack by Didier Vasseur), this film is a visual and sonic treat! Though it's a slow burn leading up to any explicit sexual action, the build-up is fascinating and electric. An erotic atmosphere is established with cruising-like photography of male forms in art pieces, and once the hardcore scenes truly begin, the pace, sexual momentum and number of participants continues to expand to an orgiastic fever pitch, leading into its ominous conclusion.