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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    Source : allmovie.com

    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

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    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

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Business and trade , Sexuality

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Germany, Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1972

    French release :

    25/10/1972

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    39598

    Visa issue date :

    19/10/1972

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono