A graphic horror movie that caused viewers to walk out of the cinema is now available to stream for free in the UK.
Another day, another excellent horror recommendation!
The Julia Ducournau led film follows the bizarre story of Alexia (Agathe Rousselle) a woman with a titanium plate fitted in her head, after being injured in a car crash as a child.
With murderous thoughts on her mind, she embarks on an eerie journey of identity and love when she's forced to go on the run.
When Alexia gets out of the hospital she completely ignores her parents and embraces their car - very passionately.
As an adult with a large scar on her head, she takes up a job as a showgirl at a motor show.
Clearly attracted to metal, in one scene Alexia enters a vehicle naked, has sex with the car, and becomes pregnant.
'How does one know when a car has got them pregnant?' I hear you ask. Well, they start secreting motor oil from their vagina, and eventually, they give birth to a titanium baby.
Take a look at the trailer for Titane - which is French for 'titanium' - below:
By the way, it's also worth mentioning that Alexia has a nasty murderous streak, meaning as well as the crossover between motoring and eroticism, there's lot of grisly deaths to contend with.
The violence isn't limited to others either, with Alexia breaking her own nose by continually bashing it on a sink in one memorably grim scene.
Anyway, Rousselle has defended the film, arguing the shock it's caused is a reflection of societal sexism.
Speaking to The Times, she said: "First of all, it’s a female character and a female director. Like, end of story. That's just it.
"If it had been a male director - Tarantino, Cronenberg, anyone - it would've been less surprising. And we're so used to men being violent and making violent movies. It's kind of time for men to know that women can be violent as well."
Upon hearing that people had walked out after the nose-breaking scene, the 33-year-old said: "That's a shame. Because that's the last thing that’s super-hard to watch, and the next hour is pretty OK."
And, while the movie may be painful to watch, Rousselle revealed that it was even more painful to make, as she dislocated a shoulder, injured her hips and actually broke her nose during shooting.
She said: "I basically had a chiropractor on set all the time."
If you've not been put off, Titane is available to watch on Channel 4 catch-up now.
The film is in French with English subtitles.Featured Image Credit: Diaphana Distribution/O'Brother Distribution