By Jeannette Catsoulis. Photo: Alchemy. Source:

“Love,” the fourth, and easily the least unsettling, feature from the Argentine director Gaspar Noé, has but one goal: To tell the story of a romance entirely through sex. This ambition may be straightforward, but it is far from simple, as will become abundantly clear if you closely monitor your responses to its unsimulated explicitness.

You’ll have plenty of opportunity, as Mr. Noé gets down to business immediately with an interlude of mutual masturbation that introduces Murphy (Karl Glusman), an American film student living in Paris, and his lover, Electra (Aomi Muyock).

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