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Delta of Venus (1995)

R | | Drama | 13 October 1995 (USA)
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A struggling American writer (England) and a fellow American expatriate (Mandylor) begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.

Director:

Zalman King

Writers:

Anaïs Nin (novel), Elisa M. Rothstein (screenplay) (as Elisa Rothstein) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audie England ... Elena / author
Costas Mandylor ... Lawrence / Elena's lover
Eric da Silva Eric da Silva ... Marcel / Publisher (as Eric Da Silva)
Raven Snow ... Leila / Singer
Rory Campbell ... Miguel / Art teacher
Emma Louise Moore Emma Louise Moore ... Ariel
Bernard Zette Bernard Zette ... Donald (as Zette)
Marek Vasut ... Luc
Markéta Hrubesová ... Bijou / Hooker
Daniel Leza Daniel Leza ... Pierre / Nude model
Stephen Halbert Stephen Halbert ... Harry
Dale Wyatt ... Millicent
Jirí Ded Jirí Ded ... Priest
Valérie Zawadská ... Landlady
James Donahower ... Bandleader
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Storyline

An American writer in Paris starts writing erotic fiction. From encouragement from her friends, her lover, and her publisher she gets involved in nude modeling and progresses onward through many other forms of voyeuristic and participatory sexual adventures. Contains full frontal nudity and simulated sex, lots of sexual dialogue and profanity. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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In 1939, Elena went to Paris searching for her voice as a writer. What she found was her voice as a woman.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong erotic content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Delta de Venus See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,750, 15 October 1995

Gross USA:

$63,174

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,174
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Part of the action of the film is supposed to take place after the German invasion of the Netherlands and Belgium, towards the end of May, 1940. However the trees are still without leaves and the actors wear winter clothes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elena Martin: Paris, January 6th, 1940. Again, she wrote all night. She stretched, looked out at the rising sun, and bundled up against the early morning chill. As if drawn by some invisible force, she headed off across the awakening city.
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Alternate Versions

Originally cleaned of the more explicit sexual content and re-rated "R", film was re-edited and re-issued in original "NC-17" format. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You Belong To Me
Music & Lyrics by Raven Snow (as Raven L. Snow)
Performed by Raven Snow (as Raven L. Snow)
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Excellent!
30 August 1999 | by phantom-67See all my reviews

I thought this was one of the best erotic films I've seen. The cinematography was wonderful and really caught the mood of WWII Paris. I was deeply involved in the story not just witnessing it. The trouble with most films that center around sex is that that is all there is. I found that the emotions surrounding the characters just made the love scenes that much more real and intense. It is a drama, though. Touching and deep.


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