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Venus in Fur (2013)

La Vénus à la fourrure (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 8 November 2013 (Poland)
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An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

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Roman Polanski

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David Ives (play), Roman Polanski (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
6 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Vanda
Mathieu Amalric ... Thomas
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An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Poland

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

8 November 2013 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Venus in Fur See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,761, 22 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$342,183, 8 August 2014
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Louis Garrel was originally cast as the male lead and was replaced by Mathieu Amalric. See more »

Quotes

Thomas: Hail, Aphrodite!
Vanda: So, you haven't forgotten.
Thomas: Forget? My most dear and old enemy?
Vanda: You're too kind.
Thomas: Yes.
Vanda: I don't have the right to a little kiss? That's better, Thomas... Oh! I said Thomas? Oops! It's so cold in here. Every time I come to visit you, I am cold.
[sneezes]
Vanda: See? I already have an inflamed bronchi.
Thomas: If you do not passed time to walk around naked...
Vanda: However, I am Venus, I have to be naked. It's part of the job. Don't you want to take off those rough clothes, come and hold you close to me?...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Behind the credits are images of classical artworks depicting Venus. Titles, in French as per the credits, are as follows - Titian: Vénus a sa toilette (1555) (National Gallery of Art, Washington) Ferdinand Bol: Vénus et Adonis (1658) (Rijksmuseum) Titian: Vénus a sa toilette (1555) Rubens: Vénus au miroir (1616) Rubens: La Toilette de Vénus (1608) Diego Velasquez: Venus au miroir (1651) Hans Memling: La vanité (1485) École de Fontainebleu: : La Toilette de Vénus (around 1550) Sandro Biotticelli: La naissance de Vénus (1485) Alexandre Cabanel: La naissance de Vénus (1863) Emil Jacobs: Vénus allongé et Cupidon (1839) Nicolas Poussin: Vénus dormant avec l'Amour (1628) Titian: Danae (1546) Rembrandt: Danae (1636) Joseph Helmz l'ancien: Vénus endormie (around 1600) Alessandro Allon: Vénus et Cupidon (16th century) Titian: Danae (1544) Lambert Sustris: Vénus et l'Amour (1515) Domenico Zampieri: Vénus (17th century) Jacopo Palma: Vénus allongée (1520) (Bridgeman Art Library) The final image is of the "Venus De Milo". See more »

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La Venus
2 August 2014 | by letig1994See all my reviews

The movie is set in an empty theater during a night storm. Vanda wants to audition for the female role in the play "La Vénus à la fourrure". Thomas, author and director, reluctant at first, end up being dragged by the ambiguous personality of the woman. She seems out of place: dressed inappropriately and easy-minded but she is just perfect for the role. Vanda and Thomas start rehearsing and they interrupt each other to discuss the characters and the storyline. Vanda repeatedly accuses Thomas to have chosen a sexist subject. The setting estranges both the two characters and the public, also with the help of the screenplay's rhythm, which alternates reality and the actual play.

It's a movie that opens up a great number of themes regarding the relationship between man and woman.


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