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Porn Theater (2002)

La chatte à deux têtes (original title)
In a Parisian porn theater, a cashier, a 50-year-old man and a young projectionist are drawn into a complex love affair.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittoria Scognamiglio ...
Cashier
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50-Year-Old Man
Sébastien Viala ...
Projectionist
Olivier Torres ...
L'homme à la robe jaune
Lionel Goldstein ...
L'homme à l'imper noir
Frédéric Longbois ...
L'homme à l'éventail
Fouad Zeraoui ...
L'homme qui a cu sa dose
Jean-Louis Coquery ...
L'homme nu
Raphaëline Goupilleau ...
SDF...
Pascal Varley ...
SDF...
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SDF...
Christine Paolini ...
Fliquette
Matt Trahan ...
Flic 1
Mark Duran ...
Flic 2 (as Marc Durant)
Frédéric Franzil ...
Gigolo
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A tale set in a decaying Parisian porn theatre, where within its dark confines, male patrons--soldiers, transvestites, married men--regularly engage in anonymous sex acts. In the ticket booth of the theatre, a wise Italian woman serves as benevolent gatekeeper, observing--but never judging--the proceedings occurring under her watchful eyes. One day, one of her regulars engages her in a conversation that leads to an unusual friendship, as these two worldly souls share their common experiences. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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20 November 2002 (France)  »

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$3,367 (USA) (10 October 2003)

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$3,367 (USA) (10 October 2003)
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50-Year-Old Man: Funny, at 16 I beat up faggots, at 20 I slept with them.
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Amor Amor
Performed by Nino
Lyrics by Arnaud Taieb - Nino
Music by Arnaud Taieb
© RE RE MUSIC
(p) 2001 BMG France
Avec l'aimable autorisation de BMG France
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Bleccchhhh
15 April 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This film runs on for much too long and is not for the faint of heart. I'm not referring to some of the sexual acts between the men but the half naked or fully naked transvestites who caused my skin to creep. The goings on at this theatre become repetitive and despite some touches about contemporary French society, it remains a movie that doesn't really have a point. "Weird things can happen in a porno theatre"; I think we already knew that. This was hardly an expose of "Peyton Place" type proportions. The lives of the three people talking outside the theatre was interesting but even those characters really weren't developed enough and basically boiled down to an older man lusting after a young straight guy. If you overlook this film, trust me, you'll lead a long and happy life and not feel you've missed anything.


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