5.8/10
625
6 user 18 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Calvaire (2004)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A singer's car breaks down deep in the woods.

Director: Fabrice Du Welz
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny
Rape Me (2000)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence. Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacency of polite cinema audiences.

Directors: Virginie Despentes, Coralie
Stars: Raffaëla Anderson, Karen Lancaume, Céline Beugnot
Them (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.

Directors: David Moreau, Xavier Palud
Stars: Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen, Adriana Mocca
Welt am Draht (TV Movie 1973)
Crime | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben
Homme au bain (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Between Gennevilliers and New York, Omar and Emmanuel go to great lengths to prove to each other they're no longer in love.

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: François Sagat, Omar Ben Sellem, Chiara Mastroianni
Enemies with Benefits (Video 2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

19 year old Jamie just wants someone to love. With no one to call his own he just decides to put an end to it all. That is until a visitor from beyond shows Jamie that his life has meaning ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Vasquez
Stars: Chance Feandro, Edward Gutierrez, Grayson Lange
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Kei Fujiwara, Tomorô Taguchi, Nobu Kanaoka
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Jesse and Brenden playfully negotiate their way toward having sex together, for the first time, on Metzger's last night in San Francisco before he returns to the Midwest.

Director: Travis Mathews
Stars: Jesse Metzger, Brontez Purnell, Ben Jasper
eXistenZ (1999)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A potrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.

Director: Jacques Nolot
Stars: Jacques Nolot, Jean-Pol Dubois, Marc Rioufol
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittoria Scognamiglio ...
Cashier
...
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...
...
SDF...
Christine Paolini ...
Fliquette
Matt Trahan ...
Flic 1
Mark Duran ...
Flic 2 (as Marc Durant)
Frédéric Franzil ...
Gigolo
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 November 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Porn Theater  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,367 (USA) (10 October 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

50-Year-Old Man: Funny, at 16 I beat up faggots, at 20 I slept with them.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in This Filthy World (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Touching, yet sad
9 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film follows the goings on of porn theater attendees in Paris. While the interaction between the characters is touching, and their openness with one another seems genuine, the viewer cannot help but feel unnerved by the lack of sexual scruples of the audience members.

Simultaneously, the director puts us in the position of voyeurs, but occasionally switches perspectives to make us think we are in the audience with the actors. This poking at the fourth wall helps make one wonder about what is going on in the theater in which we are sitting. Seeing this movie in your living room may spoil the effect.

Overall, this movie was very human, very touching, but very sad. There is a bit of male nudity/male on male sex, so this movie is not for the stodgy, prudish, repressed, or homophobic.


18 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?