Jean-Claude Brisseau made this personal film “Les Anges Exterminateurs” [Eng. Title: The Exterminating Angels] as some kind of repost against charges and subsequent conviction he faced following his previous film, “Choses Secretes” - for apparently forcing two actresses auditioning for that film to masturbate on camera. Perhaps the women who placed the charges were peeved they didn’t land a part.
Whatever the case, we should be grateful to M. Brisseau for making this rather unique (if silly) film in this day and age. Some of you may of course be already familiar with these scenes and seen them in one form or another - these are cut from Blu-ray. The film itself is good to look at, but some scenes also outrageously mimic calendar poses from a bygone era, even in its choice of lighting and décor. Brisseau wants us (and the authorities) to clearly see what he’s shooting – that much is obvious.
Now for the story - film director François auditions some aspiring actresses for a new project he has in mind – capturing female orgasm in all its essence as it occurs. He goes through various auditions, and reviews them with his wife (?), finally choosing three to star in his project. Just as events in Brisseau’s case, he gets jailed, and his wife leaves him too. There is plenty of nudity and erotic situations, but those looking for some degree of sophistication in the erotic scenes will be disappointed, the pleasant exception being the restaurant scene. Add to this, all of the chosen actresses appear to fancy middle aged François for no discernible reason – well, hello M. Brisseau..!