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Love Is Hell

Unremitting forensic studies of marital disintegration, infidelity, sexual obsession and sexual jealousy.
Just the kind of cinema I love and here is the best of all I've seen.
Novels I'd recommend on similar themes:
The Act of Love - Howard Jacobson
The Tunnel - Ernesto Sabato
Climates - André Maurois
The Philanderer - Stanley Kauffman
Summer's End - David Moreau
The Eternal Husband - Fyodor Dostoevsky
A Ghost at Noon - Alberto Moravia
L'ennui - Alberto Moravia
Sylvia - Leonard Michaels
The Dark Journey - Julian Green
Howling at the Moon - Paul Sayer
My Struggle 2 : A Man in Love - Karl Ove Knausgård
Asylum - Patrick McGrath
Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
A Dry Heart - Natalia…

Read notes
  • Tuesday, After Christmas
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • Cloud 9
  • Longing
  • L'ennui
  • Torment
  • We Won't Grow Old Together
  • Possession
  • Sawdust and Tinsel
  • Silent Light
  • Leaving
  • Faithless
  • A Short Film About Love
  • Mademoiselle Chambon
  • Blue Valentine
  • Two Lovers
  • The Touch
  • The Woman Next Door
  • Happy End
  • Everyone Else
  • The Pumpkin Eater
  • The Soft Skin
  • La Séparation
  • 45 Years
  • Prague
  • Climates
  • The Deep Blue Sea
  • Someone I Loved
  • Dark Journey
  • Suntan
  • Marriage Story
  • After Love
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Hope Gap
  • Five Times Two
  • Damage
  • The Killing of Two Lovers
  • Pink Wall
  • Modern Romance