The Garden of Earthly Delights (2004)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Erotic Drama  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom, Italy, Poland  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

Idiosyncratic Polish director Lech Majewski helmed this feature, which he adapted from his own novel Metaphysics. It concerns the romance that blossoms between an engineer named Chris (Chris Nightingale) and an art history expert named Claudine (Claudine Spiteri), who meet up and instantly fall into impassioned lust for one another. Before long, however, tragedy strikes in the form of a terminal illness that hits Claudine. She chooses to respond by spending her final days with Chris in Venice, against the backdrop of buildings and murals created by her favorite artist, Hieronymus Bosch. In that venue, Claudine acts as Chris's romantic, erotic and emotional guide, leading him down a pathway of intense seduction and theretofore unattained insights into himself and the nature of love.



art-history, artist, guide, Italy, lust, murals