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An Affair of Love (1999)

Une liaison pornographique (original title)
A woman puts an ad in a magazine looking for a man to fulfill her fantasy of a stringless, anonymous pornographic affair.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Nathalie Baye ... Her
Sergi López ... Him
Jacques Viala Jacques Viala ... Interviewer (voice)
Paul Pavel Paul Pavel ... Joseph Lignaux
Sylvie Van den Elsen Sylvie Van den Elsen ... Madame Lignaux
Pierre Gerranio Pierre Gerranio ... Hotel receptionist (as Pierre Géranio)
Hervé Sogne Hervé Sogne ... Ambulance driver
Christophe Sermet Christophe Sermet ... Hospital employee
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Storyline

They recount their impressions to the Interviewer. They met through a magazine ad, She and He. They corresponded through the Internet. He responded to her ad seeking someone to fulfil her fantasy for "a pornographic affair". This is their first meeting in a Paris café. He's a little reticent. She wants to know whether or not he's hairy. (He is; he's Spanish.) They retire to a nearby hotel room. The door of the room closes. Unseen, the affair is consummated... They continue to see one another regularly each week. They find they get along well together. Soon she suggests that they try normal sex the next time... Written by David Carless

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content | See all certifications »
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Language:

French

Release Date:

4 September 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,281, 13 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$347,808, 24 September 2000
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Him: For a second you gave it all to me.
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Lloyd's Register
Performed by The Rachels
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A Scheama of Everyone's Fantasy
4 September 2006 | by dea_david77See all my reviews

A movie about all of us - what we dream of doing, do for real or envy others who do it. The mere meetings of the couple are the fantasy. It's an everyday matter to experience a blind date, but it's a one-to-a thousand chance that it will be so perfect. Its perfection makes the ending so tragic. I was to a great extent shocked by the anonymity, in which the couple exists. And how can "he" realize that he doesn't know neither her name, nor her telephone numbler, nor ...anything, after so many months of regular closeness?! This movie definitely moved me with the simplicity of the story and the tragedy of human misunderstanding. Again, I was fascinated by the beauty of European films.


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