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Twentynine Palms (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of Twentynine Palms and spend their days in their sport-utility vehicle, discovering the Joshua Tree Desert, and losing themselves on nameless roads and trails. Frantically making love all the time and almost everywhere, they regularly fight, then kiss and make up, with little else going on in their empty relationship and quite ordinary daily life--until something horrible and hideous brutally puts an end to their trip.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, road movie, art house, brutal, erotic, disturbing, artsy ...
Plot: desert, on the road, couple relations, culture clash, dangerous attraction, man-woman relation, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couples, kids in trouble, male nudity, danger, society, sex, violence, rape, death, murder, nude, pubic hair, sex scene, sex in a swimming pool, male full rear nudity, naked man, heavy breathing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa

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Duration: 102 min.
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Sun Kissed (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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