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Delta of Venus (1995)

R | | Drama | 13 October 1995 (USA)
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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Elena Martin
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Eric da Silva ...
Marcel (as Eric Da Silva)
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Leila
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Miguel
Emma Louise Moore ...
Ariel
Bernard Zette ...
Donald (as Zette)
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Luc
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Bijou
Daniel Leza ...
Pierre
Stephen Halbert ...
Harry
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Millicent
Jirí Ded ...
Priest
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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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

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Rated R for strong erotic content | See all certifications »

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13 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Delta de Venus  »

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$62,949 (USA)
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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 »

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[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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Penombre d'Amour
Music by George S. Clinton
Lyrics by Anne Pigalle
Performed by Anne Pigalle
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Extremely Sexual Adaptation of Anais Nin's Book
25 May 2000 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

"Delta of Venus", director Zalman King's erotic adaptation of

praised writer Anais Nin's book, is a lush, sexy, dramatic film. It's 1940 Paris and young aspiring writer Elena Martin begins a hot affair with smut author Lawrence. One night Elena catches Lawrence in the arms of another and leaves him, then she supports herself as a nude model and begins writing erotica for a wealthy male patron. But she can't write about it until she experiences it first. I highly recommend both the book "Delta of Venus" and the movie version as well.

"Delta of Venus" is UNRATED for strong sexual sequences, graphic nudity, and for some language.

NOTE: "Delta of Venus" is available in a slightly cut R Rated version that omits one minute of sexual footage, and an UNRATED version that restores the cut minute.


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