A director struggles to film a difficult, intimate sex scene between two actors who happen to hate each other.

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Arnaldo Junior ...
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Elisabete Silva ...
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Júlia Fragata ...
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Jeanne is a director struggling with a difficult sex scene between two actors who can't stand each other. Aided by her loyal assistant Leo, Jeanne is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise. Inspired by Breillat's own experiences (particularly those in "Fat Girl"), "Sex is Comedy" explores the comedy of social manipulations, sex and power that takes place within the confines of a film set. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity and dialogue | See all certifications »

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Scènes intimes  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,370 (USA) (22 October 2004)

Gross:

$40,274 (USA) (14 January 2005)
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Many of the crew perform their own jobs as the crew within the film. See more »

Quotes

Jeanne: Words are the best chastity belt there is.
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Referenced in Brows Held High: The Anatomy of Hell (2012) See more »

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The politics of filmmaking....
23 March 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is Breillat's more accessible film, if you are offended by her other movies that tend to have full frontal nudity and explicit sexual scenes. It is also her most intelligent film, where words are at play and relationships are tested.

The backdrop is a movie set, and director Jeanne has a dilemma with her actors, a fear of that big sex scene. She plays and manipulates her stars, creating a mix emotion of tension and harmony. After all it is her movie and reputation on the line, because the credit on the screen will read; A FILM BY...

Breillat's approach to this is subtle, looking into the anxieties of the director, the manipulation and mistreatment of actors, and the wonderful world of politics on the crazy film set where dreams are made.


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