Delta of Venus (1995)

NC-17  |   |  Drama  |  13 October 1995 (USA)
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A struggling American writer (England) and a fellow American expatriate (Mandylor) begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Audie England ...
Elena Martin
Eric Da Silva ...
Raven Snow ...
Emma Louise Moore ...
Bernard Zette ...
Donald (as Zette)
Markéta Hrubesová ...
Daniel Leza ...
Stephen Halbert ...
Dale Wyatt ...
Jirí Ded ...
Valérie Zawadská ...
James Donahower ...


An American writer in Paris starts writing erotic fiction. From encouragement from her friends, her lover, and her publisher she gets involved in nude modeling and progresses onward through many other forms of voyeuristic and participatory sexual adventures. Contains full frontal nudity and simulated sex, lots of sexual dialogue and profanity. Written by John Sacksteder <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


In 1939, Elena went to Paris searching for her voice as a writer. What she found was her voice as a woman.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for explicit sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Delta de Venus  »

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Box Office


$62,949 (USA)

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(edited) | (uncut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Part of the action of the film is supposed to take place after the German invasion of the Netherlands and Belgium, towards the end of May, 1940. However the trees are still without leaves and the actors wear winter clothes. See more »


[first lines]
Elena Martin: Paris, January 6th, 1940. Again, she wrote all night. She stretched, looked out at the rising sun, and bundled up against the early morning chill. As if drawn by some invisible force, she headed off across the awakening city.
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18 April 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

One of the best films I have recently seen. The main heroes pass through a lot of temptations, agonizing situations and still the magnitude of their love stays above all. The director uses a lot of shocking scenes to describe the passion they felt for each other in the best way. It's the antithesis of this passion and the dramatic way war alienates people from each other that makes this film excellent,the quickly alternating emotions and the performance of the main actors in showing these emotions making it one of the kind.

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