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An Affair of Love (1999)

Une liaison pornographique (original title)
They recount their impressions to the Interviewer. They met through a magazine ad, She and He. They corresponded through the Internet. He responded to her ad seeking someone to fulfil her ... See full summary »

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Her
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Him
Jacques Viala ...
Interviewer (voice)
Paul Pavel ...
Joseph Lignaux
Sylvie Van den Elsen ...
Madame Lignaux
Pierre Gerranio ...
Hotel receptionist (as Pierre Géranio)
Hervé Sogne ...
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Christophe Sermet ...
Hospital employee
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They recount their impressions to the Interviewer. They met through a magazine ad, She and He. They corresponded through the Internet. He responded to her ad seeking someone to fulfil her fantasy for "a pornographic affair". This is their first meeting in a Paris café. He's a little reticent. She wants to know whether or not he's hairy. (He is; he's Spanish.) They retire to a nearby hotel room. The door of the room closes. Unseen, the affair is consummated... They continue to see one another regularly each week. They find they get along well together. Soon she suggests that they try normal sex the next time... Written by David Carless

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some strong sexual content | See all certifications »
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4 September 1999 (France)  »

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An Affair of Love  »

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Opening Weekend:

$30,281 (USA) (11 August 2000)

Gross:

$347,808 (USA) (22 September 2000)
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Him: For a second you gave it all to me.
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Lloyd's Register
Performed by The Rachels
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The epitome of a certain kind of European movie
13 September 1999 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

An unnamed man and woman find each other through the personal ads of a sex magazine, to engage in a pornographic act that forms their mutual fantasy (the camera, old-Hollywood style, lingers in the hotel corridor during the act itself). They meet again; and again. They start to get to know and like each other. They make normal love. Maybe they'll have a normal relationship. But the film continually reminds us of the proximity of the crowd, within which they might blur back into being strangers; of the beguilingly complex topography of relationships (you feel the emotional landscape as electrically as you feel her finger trace the contours of his face and back in one scene); of the possibility for devastatingly wrong moves even amid the most enveloping intimacy; of the inevitability that even our profoundest memories will erode; of the relationship between the experience and the interpretation of an event. This is the epitome of a concise, elegant, sensitively written and acted European film; not designed to move an artistic mountain, but a certain crowd-pleaser.


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