Eros is a compilation of three short segments of the erotic genre. They are written and directed by Wong Kar-Wai, Steven Soderbergh and Michelangelo Antonioni. The first film, The Hand, was written and directed by Wong-Kar Wai, featuring Gong Li. The story follows prostitute, Miss Hua who is very accomplished at her profession. She meets Zhang, an introverted tailor (played by Chang Chen). He is sent to design her clothing. As he waits in the living room, he can hear the sounds of sexual intimacy on the other side of the wall. When her client departs, she interrogates Zhang and ultimately approves of him. She tells him that she knows he will think of her as he makes her clothing designs and provides an aid for him to do so.
The second film, Equilibrium, was written and directed by Steven Soderbergh and features Robert Downey Jr. He plays a neurotic patient of psychiatrist, Dr. Pearl (played by Alan Arkin). Downey tells the doctor about his dream that recurs. As he talks, the patient is unaware that Dr. Pearl has a visitor and has been waving them off, indicating that they must meet up later.
The last film, The Dangerous Thread of Things, was written and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. The story follows what transpires at a lake resort during the off season. Christopher (played by Christopher Buchholz) and wife Cloe (played by Regina Nemni) are strolling along the lake discussing their personal problems. A sexy younger woman (played by Luisa Ranieri) approaches. His wife lets him know where the woman lives. Christopher visits the young woman her at a broken down tower. They become intimate, she laughs a great deal and after he departs, she dances on the lakefront.
The film was distributed in the U.S. by Warner Independent and also in the U.K. by Artificial Eye. The film was produced by Stephane Tchalgadjieff, Domenico Procacci, Jacky Pang Yee Wah, Jacques Bar and Raphael Berdugo.