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Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (2012)

Chroniques sexuelles d'une famille d'aujourd'hui (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 May 2012 (France)
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Three generations of a French family open up about their sexual experiences and desires after young Romain is caught masturbating in his biology class.

Directors:

Pascal Arnold (co-director), Jean-Marc Barr (co-director)

Writers:

Lucy Allwood (translation and adaptation), Pascal Arnold
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathias Melloul Mathias Melloul ... Romain
Valérie Maës Valérie Maës ... Claire
Stephan Hersoen Stephan Hersoen ... Hervé
Leïla Denio Leïla Denio ... Marie
Nathan Duval Nathan Duval ... Pierre
Yan Brian Yan Brian ... Michel
Adeline Rebeillard Adeline Rebeillard ... Coralie
Grégory Annoni Grégory Annoni ... Cédric
Laetitia Favart Laetitia Favart ... Nathalie
Benjamin Houot Benjamin Houot ... Homme triolisme 1
Maïlys Amrous Maïlys Amrous ... Femme triolisme 1
Pierre Perrier ... Maxime
Faustine Dubois Faustine Dubois ... Sophie
Stéphane Clerc Stéphane Clerc ... Sébastien
Philippe Duquesne Philippe Duquesne ... Le directeur du lycée
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Storyline

The school catches 18-year-old Romain video taping himself masturbating in class and suspends him. Though the school drops the matter after learning it's only one incident in a game in which all students participate, Romain remains distressed. He's still a virgin and the only member of his family not engaged in sexual activity. Written by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 May 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sexual Chronicles of a French Family See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Quotes

Pierre: I'm bisexual.
Claire: [scoffs] Who cares? Gay, straight, bi... you're sexual. That's it. If you love life, you love sex.
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Not much happens
22 August 2013 | by SuppiluliomasSee all my reviews

I don't want to get into a discussion whether the explicit display of sex - the term 'soft porn' comes to mind - is a good or a bad thing, or necessary or not. I don't mind. The movie starts with a good idea and promise. The teenage son of the family is caught masturbating in school. The mother takes it rather easy and doesn't make a big deal of it, but she starts to think about her own sex life and that of her widowed father in law. I thought that this would lead to the uncovering of suppressed sexual desires of the parents and grandfather, and that this could cause some frictions or maybe hurt feelings somewhere. It holds vaguely with some of the characters involved, but the only real forward going story is that of the son having his first time experiences with a girl from school.

Unfortunately, there is not much left of the film when you take the heavy breathing scenes out. You can write the entire plot on the back of a postage stamp. For almost an hour and a half, the movie shows a family of three generations in which most of them have a rather fulfilled sex life. This is nice, but why do I have to watch them doing it?


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