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Delta of Venus (1995)




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An American writer (Audie England) in 1940 Paris discovers the depths of her sexuality when she begins writing erotica in the aftermath of a failed affair with another author (Costas Mandylor). Based on a novel by Anais Nin. Marcel: Eric Da Silva. Raven Snow. Zalman King directs.
R (For strong erotic content)
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New Line Home Entertainment

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Costas Mandylor
as Lawrence
Eric Da Silva
as Marcel
Raven Snow
as Leila
Rory Campbell
as Miguel
Bernard Zette
as Donald
Daniel Leza
as Pierre
Dale Wyatt
as Millicent
Jiri Ded
as Priest
Valerie Zawadska
as Landlady
James Donahower
as Bandleader
Robert Davi
as The Collector
as Clairvoyant
Clive Revill
as Radio Announcer
Eva Duchkova
as Veiled Woman
Daniel Tichy
as Veiled Woman's Husband
Josef Nedorost
as Blindfolded Man
Roberta Hanley
as Opium Den Proprietor
Simon Nordfjord
as Young Man
Sona Navratilova
as Bound Woman
Marek Borinsky
as Bound Woman's Man
Milan Svanc
as Bound Woman's Man
Ladislav Polata
as Bound Woman's Man
Michaela Srbova
as Beautiful Woman
Andrea Nemcova
as Marcel's Secretary
Daniel Dvorak
as Middle-Aged Man
Oldrich Hruza
as Fisherman
Irena Hanova
as Society Woman
Petr Pechaty
as Shopkeeper
Pavel Chalupa
as Teenager
Petr Rocovsky
as Handsome Man
Radim Kalvoda
as Communist Member
Jan Laibl
as Father
Jana Stradalova
as Little Girl
Josef Kral
as Young Man
Frantisek Svihlik
as Additional Cast
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Critic Reviews for Delta of Venus

All Critics (5)

You need a decent script and quality actors to create something other than a series of soft-core fantasy vignettes.

Full Review… | June 29, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Delta of Venus


A struggling writer learns new creative ways of expression in her work through new experiences of pleasure, during the violent times of World War II's Paris.

Eunice Madera
Eunice Madera

[size=3][font=Times New Roman]The best explanation of Anais Nin's writings and the movie is here:[/font][/size] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][/font][/size] [size=3][font=Times New Roman] [/font][/size][size=3][font=Times New Roman] [/font][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3]The point is that she was trying to write real, intelligent erotica, and was shot down by the anonymous "buyer" who wanted "just sex." The crux of the movie is that the buyer wants porn, but s/he is paying a real writer, who instead is trying to write intelligent erotica. Trying to turn it into a romantic, erotic movie doesn't really work. The male lead was unbelievable. At the end when he asks "Why the fascist?" - the fascist, really, is the easiest to understand - revenge, power, passion in an anonymous atmosphere. The rest of the situations seem contrived and, if you read Ms. Nin's accounts, stories. The point of Ms. Nin's writings is that they are over the top adventures and are stories, which she wrote in order to pay Henry Miller's and everyone else's bills. It is a fun story, but should be taken in the light of a story. If you take any of the characters (particularly the pretty-boy main character) too seriously you lose the point of the movie. Anais Nin is making light of the people who take the heart out of erotica. Hence, the famale lead has all of the emotions that she does througout her adventures, and the lead male character undertands none of them.[/size][/font]

Shelly Who
Shelly Who

A very amazing adaptation of Nin's book. I enjoyed every moment of this film. I left knowing more about the world of erotica. It has made me interested in erotica ever since.

Lauren Kemerer
Lauren Kemerer

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