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Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (2012)
"Chroniques sexuelles d'une famille d'aujourd'hui" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  9 May 2012 (France)
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Three generations of a French family open up about their sexual experiences and desires after young Romain is caught masturbating in his biology class.

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The school catches 18-year-old Romain video taping himself masturbating in class and suspends him. Though the school drops the matter after learning it's only one incident in a game in which all students participate, Romain remains distressed. He's still a virgin and the only member of his family not engaged in sexual activity. Written by statmanjeff

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Romain: My mother assists in a big law firm. She deals with a lot of files for big cases without getting too involved. To protect herself, she says. Today's new file: Romain - Sexual Problem Alert. Knowing her, she'll never drop the case.
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29 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Sexual Chronicles of a French Family', to give it its English-language title, pretty much does what it says on the tin! Members of a French family - including granddad - have sex. It all kicks off when the youngest son is suspended from school for masturbating in class, and while he mopes around the house his parents have sex, his sister has sex (with her boyfriend, often al fresco), his older brother has sex (as part of a threesome) and his grandfather has sex (with his long-term prostitute, who becomes a friend of the family). There's not much of a plot; just a lot of talk, and sex. Thankfully most of the sex scenes are between people whom you actually want to see naked (father and grandfather excepted - sorry chaps!) and it is interesting that although the older brother eventually decides he is homosexual, there's no explicit man-on-man action to match the heterosexual sex scenes, even in the two-men, one-woman threesome scenes.

The version of this I saw at the 2012 Edinburgh Film Festival shied away from full-frontal shots, but it's erections galore in the German cut ('Frankreich Privat Die Sexuellen Geheimnisse einer Familie', in case anyone feels like hitting Amazon.de!)


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