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A director struggles to film a difficult, intimate sex scene between two actors who happen to hate each other. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anne Parillaud ... Jeanne

Grégoire Colin ... The Actor

Roxane Mesquida ... The Actress
Ashley Wanninger ... Leo, the first assistant
Dominique Colladant ... Willy
Bart Binnema ... Director of Photography
Yves Osmu ... The sound engineer
Elisabete Piecho ... Continuity Girl
Francis Selleck ... Production Manager (as Francis Seleck)
Diane Scapa ... The production designer
Ana Lorena ... The make-up artist
Claire Monatte ... The other make-up artist (as Claire Monnatte)
Arnaldo Junior ... The chief electrician
Elisabete Silva ... The boom operator
Júlia Fragata ... The set dresser
Alfredo 'Alebé' Ramalho ... A grip (as Alfredo Ramalho)
Rudolfo Santos ... A grip
José Cascais ... The property master
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Maia

Directed by
Catherine Breillat 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Catherine Breillat 

Produced by
António da Cunha Telles .... associate producer
Jean-François Lepetit .... producer
Cinematography by
Laurent Machuel 
Film Editing by
Pascale Chavance 
Casting by
João Cayatte 
Michaël Weill 
Production Design by
Frédérique Belvaux 
Art Direction by
Frédérique Belvaux 
Costume Design by
Valérie Guégan 
Makeup Department
Dominique Colladant .... special makeup effects artist
Ana Lorena .... key makeup artist
Iracema Machado .... key hair stylist
Claire Monatte .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sandra Alves .... unit manager
Philippe Delest .... production manager
Cristina Soares .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Santini .... second assistant director
Michaël Weill .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Laure Arto .... sound mixer
Laure Arto .... sound
Frédéric Attal .... sound editor
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Emmanuel Croset .... sound mixer
Emmanuel Croset .... sound
Filipe Gonçalves .... sound
Sylvain Lasseur .... sound editor
Yves Levêque .... sound
Yves Osmu .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Joaquín Amaral .... key grip
Artur Andrade .... electrician
Arnaldo Junior .... electrician
Alfredo 'Alebé' Ramalho .... grip
Bruno Ramos .... assistant camera
Nuno Relvas .... assistant camera
Benoît Rizzoti .... assistant camera
Nuno Silva .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Pedro Marques .... assistant editor
Other crew
Jean-Pierre Billard .... administrator
Clara Cardoso .... administrator
Sara Dantas .... administrator
Fátima Ribeiro .... script supervisor
Frédéric Mitterrand .... thanks

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity and dialogue
92 min | France:94 min
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
In the mind of a Director, 22 December 2005
Author: Aaron Smith from United States

This film was very interesting to me, virtually a film within a film, which is about a very whimsical director who cleverly persuades an actress and and actor (who happen to dislike each other) in producing sexual chemistry on film. The director is faced with a fusillade of obstacles as she tries to get the two individuals to perform beautifully on film. Sex is Comedy is much more than a comedy, packed with uncomfortable quirky moments the movie also addresses the psychological and innate instinctual behavior of men and women in regards to the sometimes controversial act of sex. I loved this film, the character Jeanne played by the beautiful Anne Parillaud performs wonderfully on screen as you share in her struggle to produce a motion picture work of art.

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