Le pornographe 2001
Unrated | 1h 48min | Drama | 3 October 2001 (France)
Jacques made pornographic films in the 1970s and ’80s, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the ’60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. Older and paunchier, he is now directing a porno again. Jacques’s artistry clashes with his financially-troubled producer’s ideas about shooting hard-core sex. He has been estranged from his son Joseph for years, since the son first learned the nature of the family business. They are now speaking again. Joseph and his friends want to recapture the idealism of 1968 with a protest. Separated from his wife, Jacques strives for personal renewal with plans to build a new house by himself.
Le Pornographe can be termed as a decent film directed by Bertrand Bonello as it does not shock any viewer who has self conceived notions about the film’s title.It is one of those typical French films in which characters ramble on various life affirming themes.This is the reason why the film’s title is an absolutely inappropriate misnomer as the word “Le Pornographe” does not do much justice to this film’s central themes.Bertrand Bonello has made effective use of his film’s principal character,a famous French director of pornographic films Jacques Laurent to conduct an observational study about various human relationships which include a troubled father son relationship,a pallid husband wife relationship.These relationships are so strongly portrayed that the topic as well as scant depiction of pornography is easily sidelined.Although this film features some famous porn stars like HPG,Ovidie etc,it is through actors like Jean Pierre Léaud, Jérémie Renier,Catherine Mouchet and Dominique Blanc that Bertrand Bonello is able to lead his film to its inscrutable conclusion.
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Writer: Bertrand Bonello (scenario)
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jérémie Renier, Dominique Blanc
Country: France | Canada
Release Date: 3 October 2001 (France)
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 1.79 GiB
Duration : 1 h 46 min
Overall bit rate : 2 415 kb/s