Addictions are among the new clinical presentations that have proliferated dramatically in recent times. It is said that the addict is someone that breaks absolutely with the great Other and possesses certainty of joy in relation to the substance/object. This subjective position represents a very particular clinical challenge, as we attempt to offer a space for words when the patient has found another solution for their trouble. If there has really been an absolute rupture with the Other, why would these patients consult? What peculiarities does their entry into analysis have? Films allow a real chance of thinking, where it is possible to locate the uniqueness that the case presents. This narrative is ideal for reflecting on addictions, as they are of great complexity and to oppose to the generalizing intention that tends to prevail.
Keywords: Addiction | Psychoanalysis | Erogenous masochism | Cinema