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Le Sex Shop (1972)

Sex-shop (original title)
The owner of a bookshop in Paris suffers a personal crisis. In order to solve it he decides to convert his library into a sex-shop but the only effect is that he turns himself into a sexual... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Berri

Writer:

Claude Berri
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Lucien
Juliet Berto ... Isabelle
Claude Berri ... Claude
Francesca Romana Coluzzi ... Lulu
Jacques Martin Jacques Martin ... Bernard, l'ami de Claude
Claude Piéplu ... L'officier
Béatrice Romand ... Karin
Jacques Legras ... Albert
Louisa Colpeyn ... La belle-mère / Mother-in-law
Grégoire Aslan ... Le père d'Isabelle / Father-in-law
Jean Tissier ... M.de la Grange
Catherine Allégret ... Ginette
Juliette Mills ... L'auteur
Elisabeth Volkmann ... Muriel
Isabelle Ehni Isabelle Ehni ... Yvette
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The owner of a bookshop in Paris suffers a personal crisis. In order to solve it he decides to convert his library into a sex-shop but the only effect is that he turns himself into a sexual obsessive man. Written by Volker Boehm

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A comedy that will roll you in the aisles [Australia] See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
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Referenced in Birkin, Hardy, Sanson, une vie à aimer (2017) See more »

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Very well dubbed
28 February 2000 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

This film was typical of many "R" rated films that came out at the time. It concerned itself with the effects of the burgeoning sexual revolution on a "typical" married french couple with two children whose marriage had lost its "spark".The lead male was what can only be described as a dweeb who had somehow landed a gorgeous, sexy wife who was having both financial and surprisingly sexual problems (the two problems were apparently related).Voila! he invests in a "Sex Shop" which solves both of his problems, but of course she is reluctant to engage in the new "swinging" lifestyle it entails.The comedy mostly revolves around both his and her initiation into the new sexual freedom (How this slightly fat, balding guy attracted such beautiful women is beyond me!)However, the thing that impressed me most was how well the french was dubbed into English. If it had not been for the occasional signs in french, I would have sworn this movie was shot in english.Overall this was one of the better sex(non-pornographic) films of its time--and even now.


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Country:

France | West Germany | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 October 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Gross USA:

$305,930
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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