A spiritual sequel to Romance, her landmark study of female sexuality in a violently misogynistic world, Anatomy of Hell is Breillat at her most stripped-down and elemental. The film stars Amira Casar as an anonymous woman who, after attempting suicide, hires a gay man (Romance’s Rocco Siffredi) to spend four days with her exploring the outermost limits of sexuality outside of the constraints of polite society. Reminiscent of both the Marquis de Sade and Bertolt Brecht, Anatomy of Hell is one of Breillat’s most direct yet formally fascinating examinations of how men and women view each other through the prism of the flesh.