Arnon Grunberg



More about sadism: On recommendation of my French teacher I saw recently on DVD the French movie “Une affaire de gout” (“A matter of taste”) directed by Bernard Rapp.
An extremely wealthy businessman hires a waiter to become his personal taster, his “goûteur”.
Although there is no physical violence involved very soon the relationship between master and servant becomes sadistic. The biggest perversion can be the absence of sex.
Both Pasolini’s movie “Salo” and “A matter of taste” make clear that the bourgeois knows that enjoyment is a time-consuming affair.
Whether it is food or other people’s suffering, if you enjoy it, it cannot be fast, fast, fast.
It has to be slow. Slow food and slow suffering.