Don't Look Down Elisio Subiela

Don't Look Down Elisio Subiela
In linking and examining life and death through sexual exploration, astral projection, hallucinogenic vaginas and somnambulism, Don't Look Down finds an unnecessarily complex and not entirely successful way to state that everything in life ends but the trick is to live life in spite of this and not dwell on it. Part of the problem lies in an oversimplification of life's pleasures, reducing them to coital experimentation, in addition to sketching superficial characters that don't believably inhabit any sort of crisis of identity. This may be besides the point, however, as the lovers on life's existential precipice in question do little more than spend every waking moment fully nude, trying to extend orgasm by counting thrusts and experimenting with positions such as "monkey wrapped around the tree," "phoenix entering a red cave" and "horse at the watering hole." As such, little is asked of the pair outside of their ability to believably simulate copulation and look decent whilst in the buff. The story surrounding this series of carnal delights involves Eloy's (Leandro Stivelman) sleepwalking problem following the death of his father (Hugo Arana). Fearing life and death, Eloy's world is shaken up when he falls through Elvira's (Antonella Costa) skylight one night while wandering in his sleep. Inevitably the pair strike up an immediate attraction, which leads to Elvira's sexual domination and training of Eloy to last at least 81 thrusts prior to achieving orgasm. The twist here is that somewhere around the 80-thrust mark Eloy starts astral projecting to various cities around the world, believing that Elvira's "juices" are somehow hallucinogenic. When not bragging of his growing sexual prowess to his brother, Eloy spends the rest of his time dancing in public while dressed as a tender and spicy beef empanada. The DVD is presented in its original Spanish language, with English subtitles, and there no additional special features. (Mongrel Media)