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The Pornographer (2001)
"Le pornographe" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  3 October 2001 (France)
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Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970's and '80's, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60's counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. ... See full summary »

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Jacques Laurent
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Joseph
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Jeanne
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Olivia Rochet
Thibault de Montalembert ...
Richard
André Marcon ...
Louis
Alice Houri ...
Monika
Ovidie ...
Jenny
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Carles
Ségolène Savoff
Titof ...
Franck
Violetta Sanchez
Nadia Nataf
Thomas Blanchard
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Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970's and '80's, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60's counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. Older and paunchier, he is now directing a porno again. Jacques's artistry clashes with his financially-troubled producer's ideas about shooting hard-core sex. Jacques has been estranged from his son Joseph for years, since the son first learned the nature of the family business. They are now speaking again. Joseph and his friends want to recapture the idealism of 1968 with a protest. Separated from his wife, Jacques strives for personal renewal with plans to build a new house by himself... Written by David Carless

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CONCERTO OP. VI No6 (Larghetto e affettuoso)
Music by George Frideric Handel (as Handel)
Performed by Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (as The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra) et Ton Koopman
(P) 1987 Erato
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This is not a pornographic movie!
31 July 2002 | by (Brussels) – See all my reviews

Jacques (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is more like a philosopher in this movie by Bertrand Bonello than a director of a pornographic movie. He looks back at his life and explores the sense of his existence. It is not clear how he lives when he makes his last movie after some years of interruption and how he sees his future but he takes some comfort in the presence of his son. This movie is very sober and in fact it is pessimistic because it does not give us an answer about the meaning of the life of the main character Jacques. Is he sad about his career as a maker of pornographic movies or is he proud of his work?


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