Venus in Fur (2014)

Venus in Fur
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Adaptation, Comedy, Foreign
Keywords 2010s, acting, actor, actress, audition, black comedy, director, erotic, funny, obsession, philosophical, psychological, racy, sexy, stage play, two-hander
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Alexandre Desplat Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jean Rabasse Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Margot Meynier Editor n/a 172 7000002
Herve De Luze Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jeremiasz Prokopowicz Camera n/a 120798 6000002
Guy Ferrandis Still Photographer n/a 120485 6000003
Dinah Collin Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Didier Lavergne Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Cyril Holtz Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000003
Frederic Moreau Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Nadine Muse Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Lucien Balibar Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Sarra 'Na Hair n/a 120794 13000003
Pawel Edelman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Anna Zenowicz Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000004
Alain Sarde Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mariusz Lukomski Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Robert Benmussa Producer n/a 3 3000001
Roman Polanski Director n/a 2 2000001
Emmanuelle Seigner Actor Vanda 1 1000002
Wojtek Palys Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
David Ives Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Frédéric Blum Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Sylvette Baudrot Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000003
Hubert Engammare Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
David Ives Source Material (from play: "Venus in Fur") 120786 4000003
Roman Polanski Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Mathieu Amalric Actor Thomas 1 1000001
Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas complains that no actress he's seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic, and, it turns out, erotic energy. At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared - or so it seems. When Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character's name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even bought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended "audition" builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until, with Vanda taking an ever more dominant role, the balance of power shifts completely.