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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 ... 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>

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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.

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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 of 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

In an announcement that the Germans troops were near to Paris (June 1940) it is also stated that the French government had decreed the total mobilization of the reserves. Actually the mobilization of the French armed forces had been decreed in September 1939, when the war started. 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

In the 2003 DVD release, one shot of a sex scene of the veiled woman was partially darkened to hide an explicit view of her genitalia. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

C'est Comme Au Printemps
Music by George S. Clinton
Lyrics by Anne Pigalle
Performed by Anne Pigalle
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Extremely Sexual Adaptation of Anais Nin's Book
25 May 2000 | by Ride-3See all my reviews

"Delta of Venus", director Zalman King's erotic adaptation of

praised writer Anais Nin's book, is a lush, sexy, dramatic film. It's 1940 Paris and young aspiring writer Elena Martin begins a hot affair with smut author Lawrence. One night Elena catches Lawrence in the arms of another and leaves him, then she supports herself as a nude model and begins writing erotica for a wealthy male patron. But she can't write about it until she experiences it first. I highly recommend both the book "Delta of Venus" and the movie version as well.

"Delta of Venus" is UNRATED for strong sexual sequences, graphic nudity, and for some language.

NOTE: "Delta of Venus" is available in a slightly cut R Rated version that omits one minute of sexual footage, and an UNRATED version that restores the cut minute.


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