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Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008)

Diario de una ninfómana (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 17 October 2008 (Spain)
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A chronicle of the life of a middle-class French girl's sexual adventures, her then fall into prostitution, and her ultimate redemption.

Director:

Christian Molina

Writers:

Cuca Canals (adaptation), Valérie Tasso (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Belén Fabra ... Valérie
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Jaime
Llum Barrera ... Sonia
Geraldine Chaplin ... Marie Tasso - Abuela de Valére
Ángela Molina ... Cristina
Pedro Gutiérrez Pedro Gutiérrez ... Hassan
José Chaves ... Pedro
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ... Íñigo
Antonio Garrido ... Giovanni
Jaume García Arija ... Alessandro
David Vert ... Alex
Javier Coromina ... Harry (as Xavi Corominas)
Judith Diakhate ... Cindy
Natasha Yarovenko ... Mae
Laura De Pedro ... Isa
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Storyline

In Barcelona, Valére is very attached to her French grandmother Marie Tasso and likes to stay with her. While discussing sex with Val, Marie advises her that it would be important to jot her life experience down and Val decides to write a diary. Val recalls her promiscuous love life and her lovers since her first sexual experience when she was 15-years-old. When Val loses her job in a downsizing, she is simultaneously informed that Marie had a heart attack and she visits her granny one last time who dies. Val looks for a job and when she is interviewed by an executive called Jaime, she falls in love for the first time. However Jaime is not good in bed. They move in together to a magnificent apartment and Val believes she has found the man of her life. Val gets a job with a gay Italian called Harry at a fashion house but Jaime becomes jealous and changes his behavior. Val decides to leave Jaime when she gets pregnant and he does not recognize the baby as his own. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We are all nymphs of some sort.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Goofs

In the beginning Valerie says that she lost her virginity in 1993 and some minutes later she says "since that passed 14 years". and in the scene where her grand mom is dead there is an engraving on her grave "Marie Tasso 1934-2006" - implying there are only 13 years between 1993 and 2006. See more »

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Hassan: In my country they say Allah told the south wind that he'd create the Arabian horse from it. So be it, said the wind. He held a puft and tied it to the horse's mane it wouldn't forget where it came from but it turned out to be so fast and cunning that no one could ride it, and it was Ishmael the first faithful, who was able to tame one of them and called it Kuhaylan, the Black Antelope. You're more difficult to tame than that first horse.
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Crazy Credits

Another scene is shown soon after the ending credits starts, with Valerie offering her services to a stranger for free. See more »

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Massive Mellow
Written by Daniel Lenz
Edited by Ediciones Musicales Clippers, S.L.
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Sex, Marriage and Prostitution
2 February 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Barcelona, the Spanish Valére (Belén Fabra) is very attached to her French grandmother Marie Tasso (Geraldine Chaplin) and likes to stay with her. While discussing sex with Val, Marie advises her that it would be important to jot her life experience and Val decides to write a diary. Val recalls her promiscuous love life and her lovers since her first sexual experience when she was fifteen year-old. When Val loses her job in a downsizing, she is simultaneously informed that Marie had had a heart attack and she visits her granny that sooner dies. Val seeks a job position and when she is interviewed by the executive Jaime (Leonardo Sbaraglia), she falls in love for the first time with Jaime that is not good in bed and does not give pleasure to Val. They move together to a magnificent apartment and Val believes she has found the man of her life. Val gets a job with the gay Italian Harry (Xavi Corominas) in a fashion house but Jaime becomes jealous and changes his behavior. Val decides to leave Jaime when she gets pregnant and he does not recognize the baby as of his own. When Val recovers from the abortion, she decides to work as a prostitute in a high-class brothel to satisfy her sex drive; but after a period, she realizes that she had not found any difference between marriage and prostitution.

"Diario de una Ninfómana" is an erotic tale about sex, marriage and prostitution seen under the view of a young promiscuous woman that loves sex and has difficulties to satisfy her desire. The film works mostly because of the sexy and bold actress Belén Fabra that breathes sensuality. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Diário Proibido" ("Forbidden Diary")


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Official Sites:

Official [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,758,691
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Production Co:

Canonigo Films, Filmax See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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