Things start to go off the rails, though, when Laura begins cleaning the house of of 16-year-old Eva Julia Sarah Stone and takes too much of a liking to the teen.
This mood hangs over so much of their filmmaking, that when exploring noted moments within this history, it is impossible to ignore the heavy weights that exist here.
Noted examples of sexual scenes in German film can be found in examples that engage with this past and also ones that have very little to do with it, as you shall see.
The final set piece is a work of staggering sexual power as our anti-hero Jean-Baptiste Grenoiulle releases with one flutter of his hand the essence of pure scent from a piece of cloth.
One such moment involves a plant growing out of her reproductive organs in her hospital bed.