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Le pornographe (2001)

Unrated | | Drama | 3 October 2001 (France)
Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and '80s, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. ... See full summary »

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... Jacques Laurent
... Joseph
... Jeanne
... Olivia Rochet
Thibault de Montalembert ... Richard
André Marcon ... Louis
... Monika
Ovidie ... Jenny
... Carles
Ségolène Savoff
Titof ... Franck
Violetta Sanchez
Nadia Nataf
Thomas Blanchard
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Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and '80s, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. Older and paunchier, he is now directing a porno again. Jacques's artistry clashes with his financially-troubled producer's ideas about shooting hard-core sex. Jacques has been estranged from his son Joseph for years, since the son first learned the nature of the family business. They are now speaking again. Joseph and his friends want to recapture the idealism of 1968 with a protest. Separated from his wife, Jacques strives for personal renewal with plans to build a new house by himself... Written by David Carless

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Jacques Laurent: You talk about my career and I talk about my life. So your questions are obscene. So that's why you are obscene, not me.
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Features Master of the House (1925) See more »

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CANTATE, extrait de 'CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN BWV 4
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Conducted by Karl Richter
Performed by Münchener Bach-Orchester
(P) 1969 Deutsche Grammophon Archiv
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Universal Music Projets Spéciaux
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This is not a pornographic movie!
31 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Jacques (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is more like a philosopher in this movie by Bertrand Bonello than a director of a pornographic movie. He looks back at his life and explores the sense of his existence. It is not clear how he lives when he makes his last movie after some years of interruption and how he sees his future but he takes some comfort in the presence of his son. This movie is very sober and in fact it is pessimistic because it does not give us an answer about the meaning of the life of the main character Jacques. Is he sad about his career as a maker of pornographic movies or is he proud of his work?


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