From the previous shoot, we discover that Tadeusz encourages Camille to use her period to make the scene feel more real. Camille is shocked that he finds the period of a woman natural and beautiful which she appreciates. Camille then encourages him to use the blood from her period during the shoot. She then allows him to kiss him briefly. Then she tells him that she will go no farther with him. Gabrielle sees this and gets really jealous.
At the next shoot, Camille is not in a good mood with her period and the big argument she had with Julien. She wishes for the shoot to be over as soon as possible. She is then hung upside down and tied to the x-cross. She starts to feel reluctant to work being in this position while in her bad mood, but decides to still carry on. She stills asks for the shoot to move along faster. She then has red hot candle wax poured down her chest. She gets angry and leaves the shoot pissed off. Things have went too far while in her bad mood. She tells everyone that she no longer wants to continue the photoshoots.
Tadeusz is pissed to have lost a great model in Camille. Gabrielle tries to cheer him up. She tries to convince him that crucifixions are not art. But he argues back by saying that she can’t do the same if she tried. She tells him that she can do it. He agrees and goes along with it. The shoot doesn’t go well as Gabrielle doesn’t have the innocence that Camille has. It doesn’t work out. He even tries to get Elisa forcefully to try it as well, but that ended really quickly. Eventually, he takes apart the cross and refocuses his efforts back on Gabrielle.
Camille and Julien also have a big argument after seeing her laptop with the full story of Eulalia. Julien can’t take it anymore and wants her to quit. Camille can’t understand why Julien doesn’t seem to understand that this is personal for her and her art like his music is an art for him. Later on, she tries to make it up to him with sex, but Julien is cold towards her. Julien’s jealousy has reached a boiling point. She leaves Dave’s apartment and decides to go visit Elisa for the time being.
She tells Elisa that he wants to go back and finish the shoot, but doesn’t want to give Tadeusz the wrong idea. She likes to work with him, but she does not love him. Elisa tells Camille how much he misses her and that he would rather see this shoot get done and ignore his own desires for Camille. Camille tells Elisa that it will take some time before she sees Tadeusz again. Elisa tries to convince Camille that Julien is the problem here. Camille tells her that she still loves Julien. Then she tells Elisa that Julien isn’t a problem anymore since she decided to break up the relationship. Elisa offers her home to Camille for the time being and she accepts her generous offer.
While staying with Elisa, Camille starts feeling a strong bond with her. Camille finally decides to finally finish the shoot with Tedeusz, but only if Elisa joins her in the shoot as well by playing the role of Julia, Eulalia’s friend (lover?). Elisa agrees. Camille shows Elisa the tools she needs to finish the shoot.
Camille shows up at Tadeusz’s place to convince him to let her finish the shoot. He knows that she is really passionate with the shoot, but wants her full dedication to the rest of the shoot with no interruptions. Camille assures him that she is fully willing to do this and that the boyfriend is no longer a worry. Camille agrees as long as Elisa is doing the shoot with her. Since Elisa is not working the cameras, Gabrielle would need to be behind the camera for the shoot. Everyone agrees to finish the shoot. Even Gabrielle who hesitates a little with Camille’s return. Camille hands the unknown tools to Tadeusz and starts to prepare the shoot. The tools are revealed to be large nails needed to crucify Camille to the cross. Camille also tells Tadeusz that after this shoot is over, she will never appear before him ever again and will be gone from his life.
The final shoot starts with Camille tied AOH facing a long wooden post while being whipped hard. Elisa watches as her cohort gets tortured. This is a very emotional scene for everybody.
After Camille’s whipping, they lay her unconscious body face up on the floor. Then it is Elisa’s turn to be whipped. Gabrielle is the one to whip Elisa. Elisa is however not bound and very good editing gives the illusion that she is being whipped. Since Elisa is not one of Jac’s regular Red Feline girl, this was the only way to show this whipping scene. Gabrielle is emotional while whipping the poor girl. Every female in the room is very emotional towards the two whipping scenes and it shows in their acting. After her whipping, Elisa limps towards Camille’s unconscious body.
We then see Dave and Julien discussing the fact that Camille may have gone too far with her fantasy to enact the death of Eulalia as a Martyr. Dave tries to get Julien riled up by telling him to blow his brains out. Julien thinks Dave is crazy, but eventually gets riled up enough to blow the trigger. The gun however wasn’t loaded. Dave was never in danger, but he got Julien to express his true feelings towards the situation. While Dave goes to pick up some beer, Julien runs off with the gun. When Dave returns, he is troubled and goes out looking for Julien.
The scene moves back to the shoot. Camille is awoken when her hands are nailed to the arms of the cross. Her screams also wake up Elisa. Elisa and Camille really feel for each other in this scene. Camille is then hung and crucified on the T-cross.
While Elisa is not really eager to be hung on a cross, she tries to show a brave face all along. But we soon learn that Camille and Tadeusz were not really intending to put Elisa on the cross. They were both able to convince Gabrielle to take her place. This twist really shocked me since Gabrielle did not like Camille stealing away the spotlight from her. But Gabrielle was finally moved by Gabrielle’s passion for what this shoot really stood for. Gabrielle is ready to take her place on the cross.
While Gabrielle is getting ready, they begin to nail Camille’s legs to the cross. Then she look over to her side is glad to see that Gabriele is right beside her to share the pain of her tortures.
Gabrielle is then tied with rope to the arm of her cross. She is then whipped across the chest. Camille then spits out blood from all the tortures she has suffered while Gabrielle watches her from the side. They are now true sisters in pain. Gabrielle is then impaled in the chest with a spear. She loudly screams in pain. They both fall into unconsciousness to the pain they suffered.
We then see Julien show up at the photoshoot. I will stop here and not spoil the ending. I do however feel that the ending is left to be interpreted as I have many unanswered questions.
Summary: Camille is bored of doing nothing while staying with her boyfriend in order to help out his career. She than meets Tadeusz, a photographer who really lets her act out the great story of the martyr St. Eulalia. We see Camille suffer for her art and her passion, but she also feels empowered from doing the shoot. This is also a story of jealousy as we see many of the films relationships being tested.
Even though this is mainly a female oriented story, I believe males can enjoy it as well. I certainly enjoyed it from a guy’s point of view. I would give the story a B.
If you have seen previous Red Feline movies, you know that Jac is really good when it comes to shooting great crucifixion scenes. Since this was a bigger budget film, he was able to make these scenes even better. There are also some great whipping scenes with Camille. Camille is a really sexy girl and knows how to convey her suffering on screen.
Overall I would rate this film a B-. Great story about martyrdom. There is a decent amount of GIMP content if you like whipping and crucifixions. If you are a fan of Red Feline’s earlier work, you will most likely enjoy this movie as well.