OFFICIAL SELECTION
 FIDMARSEILLE 2003

FRENCH COMPETITION

world premiere



 
 Karima

KARIMA

 

 

 Clarisse Hahn

 

  FRANCE
2002
Colour
mini DV
105’

Original version
French
Subtitles
English
Photography, sound, editing & production
Clarisse Hahn

Distribution
Galerie Jousse Entreprise

Filmography
Ovidie, 2001
Hôpital, 1999


 
Karima is a “dominatrix”. At home, she orchestrates the full range of sado-masochistic practices for her sex slaves. The film shows the details of the ceremonies, and also the attitudes towards them and that surround them. The point of view is neither coldly objective nor overstated: it is just right. Those who indulge in sado-masochism do not want to stretch or go beyond a given limit. They just want the techniques that suit their pleasures and their pains. It is this mutuallybalanced combination of knowledge and self-surrender that the film depicts with exemplary restraint – thus making it all the more powerful.

Emmanuel Burdeau
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