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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 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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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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Quotes

Him: For a second you gave it all to me.
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Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #13.1 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Lloyd's Register
Performed by The Rachels
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An adult examination of Love, of Sex, and how these two worlds sometime coincide.
7 February 2001 | by bryant52See all my reviews

A careful & thought-provoking examination of how two lives intersect.... and how the nature of that intersection defines and then changes the level of personal engagement. The film is compelling in its continual exploration of how we know ourselves, how we know each other...the lens & filters (real & imagined) through which we know the world. Both performances were exemplary...and the conversations (which drove the bulk of the film) remarkable for their seeming realism. (even with subtitles!)


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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

Gross USA:

$359,050

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$401,299
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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