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Le Sex Shop

Le Sex Shop

A Feature film by Claude Berri

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 25/10/1972

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Actors (28)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Renn Productions

Foreign production companies :

Regina-Film, Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)

French distribution :

United Artists

Co-production :

Les Productions Artistes Associés

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

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Claude, a bookstore owner, sees that his personal life, just as his struggling business, is failing. Claude is trapped in a loveless marriage to Isabelle (Juliet Berto), who does not seem to possess any sexual attraction to her husband or affection for her children. The only activity Isabelle does seem to relish is shopping, which means spending Claude's hard-earned income. Then salvation arrives in the form of a business brainstorm. Claude transforms the bookstore into a sex shop, selling everything from leather bondage paraphernalia to pornography; soon business takes off. The proprietorship of the sex shop and his friendship with a sexually uninhibited customer, Jacqueline (Nathalie Delon), open up new possibilities for Claude, and he realizes that he's been repressed. Although he encourages Isabelle to join him in his new erotic adventures, she is at first reluctant to embrace the swinging lifestyle; the couple's attempts at a ménage à trois are disastrous.

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Full credits (20)

Assistant directors :

Carl Hathwell, Alain Tourriol

Producer :

Claude Berri

Screenwriter :

Claude Berri

Sound recordists :

Yvan Dacquay, Jean Labussière

Editor :

Sophie Coussein

Continuity supervisor :

Ariane Litaize

Music Composer :

Serge Gainsbourg

Costume designer :

Jacqueline Moreau

Music Director :

Jean-Claude Vannier

Location managers :

Charles Jobert, Jean Pieuchot, Patrick Zeyen

Dialogue Writer :

Claude Berri

Line Producer :

Pierre Grunstein

Director of Photography :

Pierre Lhomme

Camera Operator :

Jean-César Chiabaut

Assistant editor :

Corinne Lazare

Production Designer :

Jacques Dugied

Foley artist :

Louis Devaivre

Sound Mixer :

Jacques Maumont

Still Photographer :

Étienne George

Production secretary :

Nicole Firn

Technical details

Feature film

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Business and trade , Sexuality

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Coproducer countries :

Germany, Italy, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Germany, Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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