Director: José Bénazéraf
Notorious cult director José Bénazéraf delivers an outrageous story of intellectual incest in this classic cinematic transgression. Banned in France upon its release in 1966, JOE CALIGULA begins with a prostitute luring a client into a back-alley den with promises of showing him Godard and Chabrol. This surreal scene establishes the rest of the film’s M.O. as it oscillates between the high-brow New Wave of the time and softcore erotica.