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I Am a Sex Addict (2005)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Romance | 22 April 2005 (USA)
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Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.

Director:

Caveh Zahedi

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Caveh Zahedi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caveh Zahedi ... Caveh
Christoff Colas Christoff Colas ... Man with Beret
Rebecca Lord ... Prostitute / Caroline
Lindsey Tjian Lindsey Tjian ... Anna
Jenny Pompor Jenny Pompor ... Polygamy Co-Ed
Michelle Roesler Michelle Roesler ... Polygamy Co-Ed
Melanie Bonne Melanie Bonne ... Polygamy Co-Ed
Anastasia Gershman Anastasia Gershman ... Oscar Presenter (as Anastasia Vega)
Seymour Kramer Seymour Kramer ... Movie Theater Walkout
Sylvia Grosneau Sylvia Grosneau ... French Film Producer
Phillip Minnig Phillip Minnig ... College Friend
Thomas Logoreci Thomas Logoreci ... Anna's Husband
Angelina Moysov Angelina Moysov ... French Prostitute
Jacqueline Wright Jacqueline Wright ... French Prostitute
Heidi Dupre Heidi Dupre ... French Prostitute
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Storyline

In the moments before his third marriage, Caveh Zahedi looks into the camera and flashes back to a vividly disturbing yet poignant story of his long obsession with prostitutes and how that obsession has served to destroy his previous marriages and relationships. Can Caveh overcome his addiction and finally succeed in a relationship? Written by dr@martinlewison.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eu sou viciado em sexo See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,691, 9 April 2006

Gross USA:

$112,874
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Reinventing the Wheel See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the completed project was rejected by Sundance, Zahedi tried to distribute the film himself. It was only after he won the Gotham Award, for "Best Film Not Playing in a Theater Near You," that producers began returning his calls, and IFC picked up the film. See more »

Goofs

The Italian prostitute says her fee is "100,000 lira." "Lira" is the singular form (like "dollar"). She should have said "100,000 lire" (the correct plural form, like "dollars"). See more »

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References The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) See more »

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Long Clouds Tank
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This film is very funny and moving at the same time
25 April 2005 | by gabriellehamillSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the Tribeca Film Festival and loved every minute of it. The film chronicles the director Caveh Zahedi's own proclivity for prostitutes and how this "addiction" ruined two marriages and numerous relationships. When he meets his match in Deven, played superbly by an actress I have never seen before, the film moves from hilarious to deeply moving. Deven has addictions of her own, and suddenly Caveh is confronted with a mirror of his insensitivity to others. What seems like a film that might only appeal to a male audience, turns out out to be fascinating and touching for women too. Zahedi's policy of complete honesty may have tortured many of his ex's but it puts us, the audience, in the cat-bird seat. This film has great potential for reaching a mass audience in my opinion.


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