Joe becomes a criminal and works as a debt collector. Later on, she accepts young P. as her protégé.
Director's Cut 7:59 minutes longer in total
At the beginning, L. explains to Joe more detailed how she had to become independant in order to do her job as debt collector and what it takes - for instance a couple of goons. Then Joe and Seligman for a brief moment.
During one of her assignments, she is insecure how she can talk him into making the payment.
When she exposes the pedophile, the shot of his reaction to her provoking story is longer but the Theatrical Version also shows his hard penis more than once.
Seligman says about the pedophile who tries to suppress his propensity that Thomas Mann once said a resisted temptation was not a sin but a test of virtue.
Joe gives P. a present to the 16th birthday. A book about trees. She wants to pass on to her what her father taught her. The following flashback of Joe's childhood about soul trees that reflect a human being contains an alternate cut plus the Director's Cut is more detailed.
Joe's pain in the vaginal area is getting worse. P. takes care of her longer.
Seligman makes a comment about P. as well and says she had probably discovered her vagina when she was 2 years old.
When P. is lying down next to Joe, the shot of Joe's wound in the genital area is more distinct.
When P. wants to become part of Joe's collection business, Joe admits to Seligman that she could not stop it because she loved P. way too much.
Then Joe longer at work when she is collecting money from a florist.
When Joe decides to run from the situation - Joe slept with Jerôme even though she was only supposed to collect money from him - the shot of her on a hill is longer. The same hill she was on when she had her vision and her first orgasm as a child. The perfect place to start a new chapter in life.
At the beginning of the subsequent conversation with Seligman, Joe says she could understand dictators such as Hitler. Seligman shakes his head in disbelief. After she showed sypmathy for racists and pedophiles, it is quite obvious that she also has to sympathize with the biggest mass murderer in history.
After Joe's unsuccessful attempted murder of Jerôme and after he kicked her butt, he has sex with P. in an alley - the footage in the Director's Cut is more explicit.
The sun goes up. Seligman explains for an extended period that the sun never directly shines in his apartment. He always sees just a reflection.
When Seligman recalls her past, he mentions the abortion in the Director's Cut which is entirely missing in the Theatrical Version. He also says in the Director's Cut that she was just fighting being rejected from religion, moral or God knows what when she became more agressive at the end.
Before Joe goes to sleep, Seligman wants to know if she is ready to search for her son Marcel, who she left years ago, in her new life. She says it is at least possible.
When he wants to get to bed with her at the end and before she shoots him, the shots are different and more explicit in the Director's Cut.