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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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Bertrand Bonello

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Bertrand Bonello (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Jacques Laurent
Jérémie Renier ... Joseph
Dominique Blanc ... Jeanne
Catherine Mouchet ... Olivia Rochet
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ... Richard
André Marcon André Marcon ... Louis
Alice Houri ... Monika
Ovidie Ovidie ... Jenny
Laurent Lucas ... Carles
Ségolène Savoff Ségolène Savoff
Titof Titof ... Franck
Marcelo Teles
Violetta Sanchez Violetta Sanchez
Nadia Nataf Nadia Nataf
Thomas Blanchard 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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Language:

French

Release Date:

3 October 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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FRF 7,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Joseph: We live in joyless times, and it's also our fault. We must think carefully. And make radical, irrevocable decisions. How to answer a government for whom we are just an abstract idea? We must create a real threat, we must intervene. Another war is upon us, different from the last two. It will be a series of civil wars in each country. It will be fought with possibilities. We shall use a new, radical language. We shall be impenetrable. No more strikes, demonstrations, nor counter proposals but no...
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Alternate Versions

For an '18' rating 12 seconds had to be cut in the UK due to BBFC demands with edits to a scene where a man ejaculates on a woman's face during the making of a movie. The uncut version was released with an '18R' rating. See more »

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Marcia Baila
Written by Fred Chichin (as F. Chichin) / Catherine Ringer (as C. Ringer)
Performed by Les Rita Mitsouko
Extrait de l'album RE
(P) 1990 Virgin France © EMI Virgin Music Publishing France et Six SARL
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Virgin France, EMI Virgin Music Publishing Frane et Sxi SARL
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Not great, but good movie
14 September 2002 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

An aging porn flicks director must change the way he does his thing. But Jacques is more of a thinker than a director. He sees his job as a form of art that's being thorn by the new generation of directors.

Jean-Pierre Léaud is great in the role of Jacques. Some of the scene you would never see in a Hollywood-made movie.

Out of 100, I give it 80. That's good for *** out of ****.

Seen in Toronto, at the Carleton Cinemas, on July 4th, 2002.


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