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Delta of Venus (1995)

R | | 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.



(novel), (screenplay) (as Elisa Rothstein) | 1 more credit »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elena Martin
Eric Da Silva ...
Emma Louise Moore ...
Bernard Zette ...
Donald (as Zette)
Daniel Leza ...
Stephen Halbert ...
Dale Wyatt ...
Jirí Ded ...
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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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 R for strong erotic content | 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?


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 »


[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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intensely beautiful and sensual film
21 May 1999 | by (SF Bay, CA) – See all my reviews

This film has everything...beautiful lovemaking, a redhead, and the opium dens of Paris.

It's a slow moving plot that's intended to exhibit a series of different fantasy scenarios lived out by the main character, as she writes them down into a private collection for an anonymous client, with some good plot twisting towards the end.

The cinematography, costuming and makeup are exquisite, making this film pure eye candy. Enjoy.

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