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The Auteur (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 25 April 2008 (USA)
A sweet comedy about the world's greatest living porn director.

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James Westby

Writer:

James Westby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melik Malkasian ... Arturo Domingo
Denise Chanterelle DuBois Denise Chanterelle DuBois ... Margaret le Plage
Loren Hoskins ... Manny Davis
John Breen John Breen ... Frank E. Normo
Andrew Harris Andrew Harris ... Ram Dick
Amanda Jackie Warren Amanda Jackie Warren ... Porn Actress
Leslie Taylor ... Emily Leonard-Ritz
Viva Las Vegas Viva Las Vegas ... Dyke Club 'The Narrator' / Easy Niece / Ho in 'Broadway Danny's Hos'
Alice McMunn ... Dyke Club 'I'm You - Bitch!' Woman (as Malice 666)
Sahara Sahara ... Voluptuous Woman
Cora Benesh Cora Benesh ... Porn Chick
Cara Seymour ... Doris
Katherine Flynn ... Fiona Hanegan
Victor Morris ... Joseph
Jacob Pander ... Documentary Narrator
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THE AUTEUR follows formerly renowned porn director Arturo Domingo (Five Easy Nieces, Requiem for a Wet Dream) through a bizarre weekend as he receives a lifetime achievement award at a film festival in Portland, OR. Encountering crazed fans, former collaborators, bitter enemies, and free-loving hippies, Arturo attempts to put the pieces of his broken career and personal life back together. Written by Arturo Domingo

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

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The Auteur

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Production Co:

Tigard Film Society See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

C.K. Lichenstein II: seen multiple times as an audience member at the film retrospective. See more »

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Spoofs Purple Rain (1984) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
Courtesy of Unique Tracks, Inc.
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24 April 2012 | by tpaladinoSee all my reviews

Wow, um... okay so apparently this is an actual movie, and not the summer project of a second-year community college film student? Which is odd, because I cannot imagine any other way that this film could have gotten made.

Seriously, it was pretty bad. Amateurish all the way through, and not even slightly entertaining. It's reminiscent of a Cinemax late-night T&A flick, but without the charm. I have to assume that the couple of positive reviews here were written by people associated with the production, because no reasonable person would think this was even remotely worthwhile.

It has an interesting enough premise, and I suppose a good film could have been made around it, but this one is an abject failure. Avoid.


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