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Delta of Venus (1995)

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A struggling American writer (England) and a fellow American expatriate (Mandylor) begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.

Director:

Zalman King

Writers:

Anaïs Nin (novel), Elisa M. Rothstein (screenplay) (as Elisa Rothstein) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audie England ... Elena Martin
Costas Mandylor ... Lawrence Walters
Eric da Silva Eric da Silva ... Marcel (as Eric Da Silva)
Raven Snow ... Leila
Rory Campbell ... Miguel
Emma Louise Moore Emma Louise Moore ... Ariel
Bernard Zette Bernard Zette ... Donald (as Zette)
Marek Vasut ... Luc
Markéta Hrubesová ... Bijou
Daniel Leza Daniel Leza ... Pierre
Stephen Halbert Stephen Halbert ... Harry
Dale Wyatt ... Millicent
Jirí Ded Jirí Ded ... Priest
Valérie Zawadská ... Landlady
James Donahower ... Bandleader
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Storyline

An American writer in Paris starts writing erotic fiction. From encouragement from her friends, her lover, and her publisher she gets involved in nude modeling and progresses onward through many other forms of voyeuristic and participatory sexual adventures. Contains full frontal nudity and simulated sex, lots of sexual dialogue and profanity. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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In 1939, Elena went to Paris searching for her voice as a writer. What she found was her voice as a woman.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong erotic content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Delta de Venus See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$62,949
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In an announcement that the Germans troops were near to Paris (June 1940) it is also stated that the French government had decreed the total mobilization of the reserves. Actually the mobilization of the French armed forces had been decreed in September 1939, when the war started. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elena Martin: Paris, January 6th, 1940. Again, she wrote all night. She stretched, looked out at the rising sun, and bundled up against the early morning chill. As if drawn by some invisible force, she headed off across the awakening city.
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Alternate Versions

Unrated version on VHS tape runs a few seconds longer than the NC-17 version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Chaque Jour
Music by George S. Clinton
Lyrics by George S. Clinton and Raven Snow (as Raven L. Snow)
Performed by Raven Snow (as Raven L. Snow)
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intensely beautiful and sensual film
21 May 1999 | by harlock-2See all my reviews

This film has everything...beautiful lovemaking, a redhead, and the opium dens of Paris.

It's a slow moving plot that's intended to exhibit a series of different fantasy scenarios lived out by the main character, as she writes them down into a private collection for an anonymous client, with some good plot twisting towards the end.

The cinematography, costuming and makeup are exquisite, making this film pure eye candy. Enjoy.


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