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      Venus in Fur

      Released Jun 20, 2014 1 hr. 35 min. Drama List
      88% 119 Reviews Tomatometer 72% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score An enigmatic actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) may have a hidden agenda when she auditions for a part in a misogynistic writer's (Mathieu Amalric) play. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Provocative, funny, and brilliantly acted, Venus in Fur finds Roman Polanski in top late-period form.

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      Alec B I like that Polanski uses the confines of a two person play to his advantage rather than trying to expand the material for the film adaptation. The result is a claustrophobic thriller of sorts were suspense is derived not from danger, but from the ever so gradual upending of gender and sexual politics. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This is an excellent adaptation of the play. If you like clever seesaws, you will love this clever seesaw. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review júlio a Mas que filmeeeeee absurdo de maravilhoso de bom. Só com 2 atores e nada leve o diálogo. Amei amei. Favorito fácil. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Venus in Fur self-aware meta-play style brings out the best of its pair of great performers and reveals an Roman Polanski in top form. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review dan m A play about a play with a play inside of that play, it's weird like that. It's sorta interesting at first, then it gets into snoozeville territory until it just ends in a strange and meta kind of way. Not really my thing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Without any excess, a simple "recorded rehearsal" immerses you on permanent tension. Characters that surprise by their completeness and actors that excel at their roles. Just a under-climatic ending affects the perception of a great movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Judy Berman Flavorwire Lighthearted as it is, Venus in Fur has the rare effect of filtering the viewer's life through its own extreme lens. Sep 21, 2017 Full Review Steve Davis Austin Chronicle While the extraordinarily talented Polish-born director rarely falters in translating the source's theatrical strengths, his Venus in Fur feels oddly impersonal, lacking the trademark touch of Polanski perversity. Rated: 3/5 Sep 4, 2014 Full Review Eddie Cockrell The Australian What plays out is roller-coaster ride of shifting identity and sexual brinkmanship...Mischievous and sadistic by turns, it becomes a deadly serious battle of the sexes. Rated: 4/5 Jul 23, 2014 Full Review Giuseppe Sedia Kino Mania [The film] shows that Polanski has not dropped his fascination with Exterminating Angels – perhaps a reflection of his limited freedom of movement [It] marks Polanski’s return to the comedy-horror tone he established in The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 25, 2024 Full Review Denise Pieniazek A Sala Llena (Argentina) The latest film directed by Roman Polanski, Venus in Fur, is the fifth transposition of the novel The Venus of Furs (1870) in which a vision of the novel is presented that completely redefines it. Rated: 8.5/10 Jan 14, 2024 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Charming, thought-provoking, and bound to incite conversation, Venus in Fur's greatest quality is that, through all of its devilish joys, Seigner and Amalric infuse the film with an unexpected depth of feeling. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 5, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis An enigmatic actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) may have a hidden agenda when she auditions for a part in a misogynistic writer's (Mathieu Amalric) play.
      Director
      Roman Polanski
      Screenwriter
      David Ives, Roman Polanski, David Ives
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      RP Prods., Monolith Films
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 20, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 12, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $342.2K
      Aspect Ratio
      Digital 2.39:1
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