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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.

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

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

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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

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Vanda: Any other director I know would have already jumped on me.
Thomas: I'm not "any other director".
Vanda: Bullshit. If he thought he could, he would have already done.
Thomas: Not true.
Vanda: Not even if I allowed him?
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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 »

Connections

Version of Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985) See more »

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Mesmerizing and Compelling
11 June 2014 | by 3xHCCHSee all my reviews

"Venus in Fur" is one mesmerizing film, the latest by controversial director Roman Polanski. This is despite having only one setting -- an old Parisian theater on one stormy night. Furthermore, it has only a cast of two -- Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric. There is something so vital about their one hour and a half long conversation that that is simply compelling.

Amalric plays Thomas, a stage director conducting an audition for lead actress for his play entitled "Venus in Fur." Seigner plays Vanda, an down-on-her-luck actress who arrived very late for the auditions. Vanda convinces Thomas to still give her a chance to audition. Thomas will soon discover that he will get more than what he bargained for.

Amalric and Seigner worked so well together with an electric chemistry that transcends language barriers and subtitles. I would have imagined a younger actress to play Vanda, but I must admit that the 48-year old Seigner still manages to be as sexy and seductive as Vanda should be. Amalric's character was enthralled, and so will you. Of course, director Polanski will not make his wife look bad.

This film is based on a play by David Ives, and this was obvious in the way the dialog of the characters went. It was fascinating, and at times confusing, how their conversations moved from within the play's script into reality seamlessly. For people who love the theater, this film that will grab them from the get go all the way to its unpredictable climax.


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Language:

French | German

Release Date:

8 November 2013 (Poland) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,761, 22 June 2014

Gross USA:

$373,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,533,375
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2.35 : 1
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