Rent The Pornographer (2001)

2.7 of 5 from 75 ratings
1h 50min
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A well-known adult film-maker from the '70s is brought out of semi-retirement by the offer of a job that will earn him some much needed cash. Unwilling to compromise his style and embrace the changes that 30 years' worth of developments have bought about, his experience in the modern world of porn movies forces him to re-asses his life and the relationships he has with family and freinds. This controversial French film, starring legendary actor Jean-Pierre Leaud caused outrage when the British film censors insisted that an 11-second sequence be removed from one of the film's sex scenes.
When released in its native France, The Pornographer could be seen in its fully uncut version by anyone over 16 years old. The film recieved the prestigious FIPRESCI award at the Cannes Film Festival 2001, and has gained critical acclaim from the international film circuit.
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Bertrand Bonello
Le Pornographhe
France, Drama
Release Date:
Run Time:
110 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
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  • Original theatrical trailer
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  • The Pornographer at the BBFC
  • Director's statement
  • Pierre Perrone film notes
  • World Cinema trailer reel

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Reviews (3) of The Pornographer

Pretentious - The Pornographer review by Tim from London

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For the first half an hour I was unsure whether this was a comedy or not. The film tells the story of a pornographer who comes out of retirement in order to clear his debts. In the process his film is taken over by a younger director who feels he is out of touch with modern audiences and he is reunited with his estranged son. I suppose the film was trying to reflect on reconnecting with the past and the nature of art - but it was slow, dull and took itself far too seriously. See in particular the scene where the young students undertake to speak 'the language of muteness, which is the only form of radicalism' (!!).

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

The worst film I have ever seen - The Pornographer review by CP Customer

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This has got to be the worst film I have ever seen. What can I say that is more than that.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Drawn out - The Pornographer review by SS

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If you like to experience existential anomie (detachment) or in contrast, want to confirm that your own life, however humdrum , is packed with incident and meaning, meaning, watch this film.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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