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5 June 2002 (France) See more »
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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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Cast

  (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
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Sandra Maia

Directed by
Catherine Breillat 
 
Writing credits
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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
 
Thanks
Frédéric Mitterrand .... thanks
 

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity and dialogue
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92 min | France:94 min
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33 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Don't think that you know what kind of movie this is, just by reading the title., 12 April 2005
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

I had certain expectations when reading the title of this movie. No, I didn't think it would be a porn movie, but I hoped it would be a light-footed comedy about relations and sex. But big was my surprise when I actually saw it. It hasn't much to do with comedy or relationships. It's about Jeanne, a female film director who has a lot of troubles with her two main actors. They both hate each other, but are asked to play a difficult sex scene together. She has written and created the scene and knows exactly what she wants but she isn't able to make them do it right...

If you ask yourself why this movie has such a confusing title then, I'll explain to you what might have happened. Even though this is a French movie with French dialogs, the title is in English. However, I guess they have translated the title too literally. In French it would be something like: "Sex, c'est jouer la comédie", which could be translated as "Sex is faking it". That would make a lot more sense, because the actors have to pretend they like each other and that they like to have sex together while in reality they can't stand each other and don't want to do it.

The main problem that I had with this movie was that much didn't happen. It was all talking, talking and even more talking. I'm not saying that I wanted a big sex scene or a huge car chase, but this movie just seemed to drag on eternally, without offering something special. Normally I like European movies, but this one really didn't do it for me. Somehow I couldn't really care for the different characters, even though they didn't do a bad job. I give this movie a 6/10.

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