EROS (The Dangerous Thread of Things / Equilibrium / The Hand)

Michelangelo Antonioni - Steven Soderbergh - Wong Kar Wai
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Venice – Toronto

Original title : EROS
A tryptich directed by Michelangelo Antonioni - Steven Soderbergh - Wong Kar Wai
Drama | 2004 | 106' (27' + 25' + 41')
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni - Steven Soderbergh - Wong Kar Wai
Countries of production : France - Italia - USA - Hong-Kong
HD - Color - Italien (Antonioni segment) - English (Soderbergh segment) - Chinese (Wong Kar Wai)

Three tales of love, sex and desire.

Featuring animation by Lorenzo Mattotti and theme song by Caetano Veloso.

The Dangerous Thread of Things (Le périlleux enchaînement des choses)

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Comedy-drama – France / Italy / Luxembourg – 2004 – Color – 27’

Cast: Christopher Buchholz, Regina Nemni, Luisa Ranieri

Contemporary Tuscany. On a seaside trip, a couple confronts the loss of magic in their marriage. The husband’s Lust is awakened by the appearance of a mysterious young woman…

Equilibrium (Equilibre)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Comedy – USA – 2004 – B&W and Color – 25’

Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Alan Arkin, Ele Keats

New York, 1955. A stressed advertising exec feels he has lost his equilibrium, possibly due to recurring erotic dreams of a woman he can’t identify. In an unusual session, his out-of-the-ordinary psychiatrist tries to balance his attention between patient and someone seen through the window…

The Hand (La main)

Directed by Wong KarWai

Drama – China (Hong-Kong) – 2004 – Color – 41’

Cast: Gong Li, Chang Chen

Hong Kong, 1963. Young tailor Chang falls for seductive courtesan miss Hua the first time he takes the measurements of her body’s sensual curves. Over the years, Chang’s unrequited love remains loyal, even when Miss Hua is destined for hard times…

Other credits
  • Production: Fandango - Ipso Facto - Roissy Films - Cite Films - Solaris - Block 2 Pictures
  • Script writers: Michelangelo Antonioni - Steven Soderberg - Wong Kar Wai
  • Music: Theme song by Caetano Veloso.