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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

Writer:

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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Official Sites:

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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:

$115,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,790
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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

The film took 15 years to make. Seven years of footage had to be dumped after a tenant trashed Zahedi's Los Angeles apartment, one of the movie's primary locations. 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 Private Video Magazine 14 (1994) See more »

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Long Clouds Tank
Written by Jeremiah Moore (BMI)
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One of the more honest and unique films you're likely to see
18 April 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

This film chronicles director Zahedi's addiction to prostitutes over the course of many, many years, and presents an honest and realistic portrait of sexual compulsions and fetishes. Of interest as well are Zahedi's attempts to reconcile his oft violent sexual fantasies with his various attempts at healthy relationships. One has to wonder how true to life Zahedi's portraits of his relationships are, except maybe for his final relationship, but they make for an interesting depiction of dysfunctional and atypical 'romantic' relationships either way.

The film's humor genuinely works. As many moving, sad, and let's be honest- pathetic moments there clearly were in Zahedi's life, he is able to portray them in a humorous self-deprecating light, which is testament to his talent as a filmmaker, because these events could very easily have made one of the most disturbing and real pure dramas put on film, but Zahedi's Allen-like psychological self-obsession comes across as endearing and funny. That's not to say the film's more dramatic moments, such as its beautiful, understated, ending don't work, because they do, but the film's quality is increased by the humorous content

The film is obviously low-budget and essentially a mockumentary, so don't look for any great moments of technical film-making, but Zahedi is no bore and certainly a solid directo who knows how to pace a film. A lot of people have a problem with Zahedi's behavior towards women, but it appears that by the end of the film he is happy and content in a healthy relationship.

Caveh Zahedi's "I Am a Sex Addict" is far from a perfect film, but it's honest, entertaining, unique, well-made, and worth your time.

8/10


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