Tiresia (2003)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - Canada , France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Director Bertrand Bonello adapts the Greek myth of Tiresias to a modern day setting with this unforgiving tale of a transsexual prostitute held captive by a man obsessed with her ethereal beauty. Bound in her lonely prison and deprived of the hormones that keep her from reverting back to manhood, Tiresia's increasingly obvious masculine traits slowly begin to repulse her captor until he brutally blinds her and leaves her to die. Tiresia's will to live is strong, however, and though the bizarre beauty lives on devoid of her sense of sight and trapped in an indefinable twilight zone somewhere between man and woman, her power of second sight gradually emerges until Tiresia becomes more in tune with the world than ever before.



blindness [physical], kidnapping, obsession, prostitute/prostitution, transsexual