Venus in Fur (film)  

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Venus in Fur (La Vénus à la fourrure) is a 2013 French drama film directed by Roman Polanski, based on the play of the same name by American playwright David Ives. The play itself was inspired by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's novel Venus in Furs.

The film premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on 25 May.

Plot

Thomas is a writer-director of a new play, an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Furs by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Alone in a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the lead character, Wanda von Dunayev, Thomas laments on the phone of the poor performances to come through. As he is preparing to leave the theatre, an actress named Vanda arrives disheveled. In a whirlwind of energy and unrestrained aggression, Vanda convinces the director to let her read for the part. To Thomas's amazement, Vanda shows great understanding of the character and knows every line by heart. As the audition progresses, the intensity is redoubled and the attraction of Thomas turns into obsession.

Cast

Production

In September 2012, it was announced that Roman Polanski would direct an adaptation of David Ives' 2010 play entitled Venus in Fur. At that time, Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel were attached in the lead roles. While filming was scheduled to begin in November 2012, production was delayed until January 2013 and Garrel was replaced by Mathieu Amalric.




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