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Sex Is Comedy -- A female director tries to film a sexy scene for her new movie.


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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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Revealing the intricacies of the so called "Making of". See more (32 total) »


  (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 Rizzotti .... assistant camera (as Benoît Rizzoti)
Nuno Silva .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Pedro Filipe Marques .... assistant editor (as Pedro Marques)
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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Many of the crew perform their own jobs as the crew within the film.See more »
The Actor:You're in good spirits.
Jeanne:Yes, I am. I think life is hilarious.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Revealing the intricacies of the so called "Making of"., 25 June 2007
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from Paris, France

According to Catherine Breillat many people believe that by watching "making of" they can understand the intricacies of the actual shooting process. She opines that this is not quite the case and the real process of filming a feature film is unfortunately very complex,hard to follow and difficult to understand. She goes on to add that rather than simplifying the creative process these programs end up confusing the viewers. Keeping this particular idea in mind, she has filmed a unique,trend setting film which relies heavily on the whims and fancies of its principal characters. One can have a first hand experience of how difficult things are on a set when a film is being shot. Compared to other films by Catherine Breillat,sex is comedy is devoid of controversial elements. As a film director in this film Anne Parillaud looks a bit similar to Catherine Breillat.Gregoire Colin is fine too as the moody actor. As a final comment, I would like to remark that this film is very serene and an inattentive viewer might not know how quickly the film is getting over.

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