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Porn Theater (2002)
"La chatte à deux têtes" (original title)

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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 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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$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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8 July 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I agree with the above comments that this movie is not for the faint of heart. Even having visited theaters like that myself, to see it on film is still something that'll raise your pulse.

I think what's more important here than the content or 'weakness' or 'unwatchability' of some of the characters, is the fact that we as an audience member have suddenly become voyeurs into an ordinary day in these people's lives. We see them pursuing friendships, searching for affirmation, seeking pleasure from an addiction, the joy of anonymity, etc.

I think one example we can use is when you're out in the woods and you lift an old log, or a rock and look underneath. You don't disturb, you don't change anything, you simply observe and put the rock back down. Whatever life is happening under the rock was there before your arrival, and will certainly keep moving after you put the rock back.

The characters that exist in this movie certainly exist in our daily lives; gay, bi, jocks, trannies, married men, whether you're in Paris, New York, Akron, St. Louis, Houston, wherever. I think it's an interesting glimpse into lives that we might not get to see otherwise. The subject matter may be a bit edgy, but we have semi-comparable films (not necessarily content-wise) here in the U.S that are simply glimpes into lives.

I enjoy French movies. I think the French are more willing to challenge themselves through their cinema. If you can stomach it, take a look at any of Gaspar Noe's movies, especially "Irreversible," or "I Stand Alone." Or even, "In My Skin," directed by Marina de Van. Eye-openers for our American sensitivities.


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