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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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Marcel (as Eric Da Silva)
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Leila
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Miguel
Emma Louise Moore ...
Ariel
Bernard Zette ...
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Luc
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Bijou
Daniel Leza ...
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Stephen Halbert ...
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Dale Wyatt ...
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Jirí Ded ...
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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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$62,949 (USA)
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In announcing the invasion of Germany, it is stated that the German army has invaded Belgium and crossed the French border, occupying the city of Lille. In World War I the German troops crossing into France were advancing first towards the Somme river. It is only later, in their advance towards Dunkirk, that Lille was occupied. See more »

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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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You Belong To Me
Music & Lyrics by Raven Snow (as Raven L. Snow)
Performed by Raven Snow (as Raven L. Snow)
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If you've read the book, this isn't for you.
18 September 1999 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

Delta of Venus, a collection of short stories by Anias Nin, was one of the first popular works in female erotica. The film is loosely based on the story behind the collection. It fails in trying to incorporate other stories from the collection. The film doesn't fail to be interesting, however. It may drag in the middle, and the dialogue may be a little on the obnoxious side, but it succeeds in being one of the most erotic films I've seen to date. The actors/actresses are simply gorgeous, and the sex scenes are among the hottest and most tasteful. If you're a fan of erotica in general, I suggest you check this one out. If you're looking for a good transition from literature to film, however; you may be looking in the wrong place.


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