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Le pornographe (2001)

Unrated | | Drama | 3 October 2001 (France)
Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and '80s, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s 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
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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 1970s and '80s, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s 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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Jacques Laurent: History is the passion of sons who wish to understand the fathers. - Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Features A Comédia de Deus (1995) See more »

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SYMPHONIE No7 (Finale) et SYMPHONIE No9
Music by Gustav Mahler (as G. Mahler)
Conducted by Bernard Haitink
Performed by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (as le Royal Concertgeboew Orchestra)
(P) 1970 Philips
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Universal Music Projets Spéciaux
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For once the censors were right!
20 January 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film , as one previous reviewer has mentioned, is pretentious and boring. The sex scenes are gratuitous and add nothing to the narrative. This film has less of a reason to depict graphic sex than DEEP THROAT did yet it manages to work up to a senseless and oddly boring sexually graphic moment and with even worst actors (imagine that!)than that silly camp film.

It is fitting that at the turn of the century sex would be depicted as a silent dirty act by a tired old French director. He blames youth for the impotence in this bogus film and that is not fair. This movie lives in a vacuum of it's own making.

The worst of porn was never this bad. As the ads for the French Classic EMMANUELLE once stated, "x was never like this." The BBFC was right! Take ten second out and you have the impotent tragedy this film really is; Leave them in and you have exploitation of the public under false pretences. The director should apologise to us for subjecting us to this . We expect more out of French Cinema.


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