The enormous gap between Hollywood studios and underground filmmakers was bridged by the controversial works of directors like Stanley Kubrick.
The lawyer was initially denied access to Mr Makarov, but state ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova intervened, and prison authorities relented.
Holden remained in hospital for nearly a month - but the young man was determined to recover.
Complications - including mutilation and penis amputation - arise because traditional surgeons have no medical training and equipment is not sterilised.
Abused at a young age by a priest, an unnamed French butcher ends up killing the man he thought raped his daughter, getting raped himself, and indulging in more hard-to-watch incidents than can be counted on one bloodied hand.
I feel honoured to tell these stories.