The Little Death, 2014 - ★★★½

This was not what I expected at all. It was occasionally a very uncomfortable watch, but in the end I really enjoyed it. We follow a series of couples who have various issues with sex and relationships. Some of the stories are funny (though it is very dark comedy), some are heartbreaking, and some are just –- well –- uncomfortable.

At the start it feels as if all these stories will be separate, but they link together in quite a satisfying way, with a few plot twists that really took me by surprise.

My favourite part was the sign language interpreter and her hearing impaired client. What was interesting was that my husband found this part incredibly frustrating, as you get no subtitles, and have to interpret what’s going on from occasional spoken comments, their body language and expressions (he is on the autistic spectrum, so finds that kind of processing hard). I, on the other hand, loved that part best, and loved the fact that I had to figure out what was going on.

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