immoral Tales (1973)

Fetishizing repression, Borowczyk conceives of five tales of lust, each stretching further into the past. Erratic bursts of the erotic that occur during a momentary lapse of propriety, some crack in the social norms that allow for the indulgence of the perverse and the profane. As we travel further back, the societies become more repressive, though we deal with figures of power and prominence who do not engage with the plebeian rules of morality. Each tale deals with sexual authority exerted over another, though the latter two are stronger for their complexity, while the first three tales are simply various forms of rape.