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Story of My Death | Albert Serra

November 20, 2014

Casanova, that notorious 18th-century lady-killer, ravenously consumes food during every one of Story of My Death’s first several scenes. Shortly thereafter, he defecates it all out in a bowl in his room and giggles at the sight of the steaming pile. Later, in a remarkably unfunny money shot (literally), another mound of his shit performs a Méliès-like transformation before our very eyes into shimmering gold. Add carnal sex to the mix and Albert Serra’s new film completes a holy trinity…

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