Before the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, the best in international films go head-to-head across five nights in June. Each salacious film originates from a country competing in the World Cup, as World Movies presents Sex Before Soccer, all for the first time on Australian television. Over one sweaty week starting Monday 2 June, two films play-off against each other every night, followed by a marathon from 6pm on Saturday 7 June.
A filmmaker holds a series of boundary-pushing auditions for his project about female pleasure in The Exterminating Angels, while three troubled teenagers from different social backgrounds face various challenges of love and lust in Little Thirteen. Shot entirely in hotel rooms, a novelist and an accountant meet while they are traveling for work, and though they both are in relationships, their one-night stand could become something more in 28 Hotel Rooms. A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures in Visitor Q, and a sheltered teen sheds her inhibitions and enters a world of bold sexual adventure in the Australian exploitation film Felicity.
Five nights, ten countries, one winner – you decide.
Monday 2 June 9.30pm
The Exterminating Angels (Mexico, 2006) - Australian Television Premiere
Francois is a filmmaker holding auditions for his upcoming film about female pleasure. He expects the process to be unconventional but cannot predict the danger that so much arousal can cause. As his female cast embarks on a journey of intense physical pleasure-seeking they become emotionally involved with the director and each other.
Monday 2 June 11.15pm
Artificial Paradises (Brazil, 2012)
Three strangers undergo profoundly sensual experiences at a psychedelic festival on a beautiful beach. Combining drugs, lust, heavy bass and the Brazilian sun, the three explore their sexuality together.
Tuesday 3 June 9.30pm
Little Thirteen (Germany, 2012) - Australian Television Premiere
This intense portrait of the so-called "Porn Generation" explores three days in the lives of a group of teenagers striving for meaningless and unemotional sex as a compensation for love and security. Stars Muriel Wimmer.
Tuesday 3 June 11.10pm
Kelly + Victor (UK/ Ireland, 2012)
Kelly and Victor meet at a nightclub and embark on a passionate and transgressive love affair, the excitement of which removes them from the ordinariness of their lives, and allows their darker instincts to take over.
Wednesday 4 June 9.30pm
28 Hotel Rooms (USA, 2012) - Australian Television Premiere
Unfolding as a collage of moments - some sexy, some innocent, some profound, some silly – this is an intimate portrait of an affair in which two people wrestle with the intoxication of sex, and the confusion of loving more than one person.
Wednesday 4 June 10.55pm
2 Plus 2 (Argentina, 2012)
When the fun of double dating grows old, Richard and Bettina share a dirty secret with their friends Diego and Emilia: they live a double life as swingers, and are keen to share this practice with them.
Thursday 5 June 9.30pm
Visitor Q (Japan, 2001) - Australian Television Premiere
Takashi Miike's disturbing film centres on an out-of-work television reporter who decides to use his insanely dysfunctional family as the subject of a documentary about sex and violence.
Thursday 5 June 11.00pm
Hemel (Norway, 2012)
This explicit look at carnal desire is told distinctly from a female perspective, painting an erotically charged portrait of a woman whose casual sexual encounters mask a loneliness and a craving for intimacy.
Friday 6 June 9.30pm
Felicity (Australia, 1978) - Australian Television Premiere
In this Australian exploitation romp, young Felicity follows the exploits of a sheltered teen as she sheds her inhibitions (and everything else) and surrenders her blossoming body to a world of bold sexual adventure.
Friday 6 June 11.05pm
Young and Wild (Spain, 2012)
Seventeen-year-old Daniela is obsessed with sex. Raised in a strict Evangelical family, and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents, she struggles to find her own path to spiritual harmony.
World Movies is available on Foxtel (Channel 430).