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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:

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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 Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Ebben, Ne Andro Lontana
from the opera "La Wally"
Music & Lyrics by Alfredo Catalani
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You Get What You Pay For -- This one Delivers
3 January 2001 | by yojimbo999See all my reviews

Okay, folks, let's take a test. what do you expect when you rent a movie with the name "Zalman King" on the box? Anywhere on the box? You expect soft-core porn with pretentions of greatness and lensed in a slow-moving style, color-saturated, and all with Playboy-flair. This one delivers. Not only is it packed with wall to wall sex, but the lead actress, Audie England, is a good actress in serious need of better material. The setting is inspired and if you go in not expecting too much, you'll get your fill.


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