Venus in Fur (2013) Movie Review

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2013 | Drama
96 minutes /

User Score: 62/100

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Venus in Fur Review


An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

Venus in Fur (2013) is a French drama movie that is 96 minutes long and was filmed in Paris, France. Venus in Fur is based on American playwright David Ives play, Venus in Fur and was inspired by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch‘s novel of the same name. Director and co-writer Roman Polanski (The Pianist (2002), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974), The Ghost Writer (2010)) did not shine with his talents with his style of execution in this movie. Many people might like this movie but the pace was too slow for me to enjoy it, and the dialogues were very long. There were only two main characters in this movie that is nothing wrong but it was boring to see them just talking to eachother nonstop. The movie contains a lot of sexual content, nudity, sexual language, not much violence, bad language and little suspense.

Venus in Fur is about director/writer Thomas (Mathieu Amalric - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), Munich (2005)) finding the right person to play a Greek goddess for his new play. His new play is an adaptation of the novel Venus in Furs (1870) by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Thomas had a long day of auditioning people for his new play in the Parisian theatre and did not want to see anyone else. Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), The Ninth Gate (1999), La Vie en Rose (2007)) walks in the theatre door drenching wet and persuades Thomas to let her audition for the leading part. Thomas eventually gives in mainly because of her exotic body and lets her audition. Thomas was shocked to see Vanda’s understanding of the character and that she actually knows every line of the role. The movie goes on to center around Vanda being a sexual slave and serving her master until he gets tired of her. She wants to leave but cannot and does everything she can to get him to leave her, but it does not work. He will never leave her, regardless of what she does because she belongs to him and his love for her is undying. Will Vanda escape this obsessive man or will she be at his mercy?

The movie is filmed in black and white, and it was done so flawlessly. That is probably the only good thing about the movie. The actors acting were okay, but I cannot say much more because I was too bored out of my mind after the first few minutes of the movie.

About Venus in Fur 2013

Title: Venus in Fur
Year: 2013
Runtime: 96 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.05/5 stars from 21 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 21
Starring: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric
Writers: David Ives, Roman Polanski, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Director: Roman Polanski