Tiresia

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Parole de Bonello: Interview with the director; Cast interviews; Original French theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/2006
  • UPC: 741952309192
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Source: Koch Lorber Films
  • Presentation: Copy Protected
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 57,711

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clara Choveaux Tiresia
Thiago Teles Tiresia
Laurent Lucas Terranova, Father Francois
Celia Catalifo Anna
Lou Castel Charles
Alex Descas
Fred Ulysse
Adorjan Stella Kim
Marcelo Novais Teles
Olivier Torres
Isabelle Ungaro
Abel Nataf
Technical Credits
Bertrand Bonello Director, Screenwriter
Simon Arnal-Szlovak Producer
Albin De La Simone Score Composer
Constance Demontoy Casting
Romain Denis Production Designer
Luc Dery Co-producer
Josee Deshaies Cinematographer
Dorothee Guiraud Costumes/Costume Designer
Christophe Jeaufroy Asst. Director
Claude La Haye Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Pierre Laforce Sound/Sound Designer
Laurie Markovitch Score Composer
Fabrice Rouaud Editor
Carole Scotta Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tiresia
1. Garden of Roses [14:32]
2. "You Belong to Me" [1:57]
3. Prisoner [3:38]
4. "Look at What I Am" [9:24]
5. Breakdown [:18]
6. Desperate Joy [5:05]
7. Into Darkness [7:08]
8. The Caregiver [3:05]
9. Premonitions [6:32]
10. A Gift [3:57]
11. Tiresia, the Prophet [5:21]
12. A Troubled Visitor [7:20]
13. No Beginning, No Witness [8:05]
14. End Credits [:26]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Tiresia
   Play Film
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
   Extras
      Bertrand Bonello Interview
      Cast Interviews
      Original French Trailer
   Also Available from Koch Lorber Films
      Play All
      The Pornographer
      The Syrian Bride
      Nathalie
      Intimacy
      Pigalle
   Koch Lorber Films Online
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