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by Catherine Breillat


A film director, Jeanne, demanding perfectionist who has a challenge on her hands creating convincing on-screen passion between her reluctant young lead actor and actress who can barely conceal their dislike for each other. But the shooting of the film's most intimate scene brings the growing tensions between all three simmering to the surface.

international title: Sex Is Comedy
original title: Sex Is Comedy
country: France, Portugal
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Catherine Breillat
film run: 92'
release date: FR 05/06/2002, CH 14/08/2002, BE 02/10/2002, FI 04/10/2002, IT 03/01/2003, ES 14/03/2003, NL 22/05/2003, UK 25/07/2003, AT 30/09/2003
screenplay: Catherine Breillat, Fatima Ribeiro
cast: Anne Parillaud, Grégoire Colin, Roxane Mesquida, Ashley Wanninger
cinematography by: Laurent Machuel
film editing: Pascale Chavance
art director: Frédérique Belvaux
costumes designer: Valérie Guégan
producer: Jean-François Lepetit
production: Flach Film, ARTE France Cinéma, CB (Catherine Breillat) Films
distributor: Rezo Films, Agora Films (CH), Paradiso Entertainment (BE/NL), Artdo Kino (EE/LT/LV), Sharada (IT), Cinema Mondo (FI), Indisa (ES), Artificial Eye (UK), Filmladen (AT)
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