A really young girl is not an erotic film. Breillat’s intention is not to arouse the viewer. That’s why he could not be further from pornography. Close-ups of female primary sex parts do not alter this, since they serve as a manifestation of the mental upheaval of the main figure in the context of a highly surreal sequence. For the young Alice, sexuality is associated with decay and death, it is disgusting your own sexual awakening. Breillat finds great and small symbolisms for the sexual awakening of her main figure.
The drastic images that she evokes in this way burn in the memory of the spectator and bring the danger with him to exclude him instead of opening him to the emotional depth of the work.