The Hidden Side of the Bottom
German (Germany) French
A film that takes a close look at the most beautiful body part in art history: the buttocks. What exactly is it meant for? What looks and what desires does it arouse?
Whether art-historical or moral, whether paleontological or cultural: the perceptions and representations of our buttocks are manifold and full of surprises. This film reveals hidden views of a body part that is timelessly beautiful and has received much attention throughout the ages. The buttocks as a crystallization point of social taboos and desires - the documentary takes a journey through cultural history and examines masterpieces from art and film as well as images from advertising that use the buttocks as an eye-catcher. Again and again this - paradoxically for its owner invisible body part - attracts glances and awakens desire.