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A group of bohemian intellectuals struggle to have an intelligent discussion of perhaps the world's most emotional subject in this comedy-drama from director Alan Rudolph. Edgar Dermot Mulroney is an artist living in Paris during the 1920s who believes that sex is a subject of vital importance, but almost no one discusses it with the gravity it deserves. With this in mind, Edgar gathers together a panel of fellow creative types at the home of a wealthy tycoon Nick Nolte and his oddly accented spouse Tuesday Weld ...
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Overview

A group of bohemian intellectuals struggle to have an intelligent discussion of perhaps the world's most emotional subject in this comedy-drama from director Alan Rudolph. Edgar Dermot Mulroney is an artist living in Paris during the 1920s who believes that sex is a subject of vital importance, but almost no one discusses it with the gravity it deserves. With this in mind, Edgar gathers together a panel of fellow creative types at the home of a wealthy tycoon Nick Nolte and his oddly accented spouse Tuesday Weld for an evening in which they will discuss their erotic lives without self-serving wit or exaggeration. Joining Edgar for this experiment is an artist from Germany Til Schweiger, an arrogant film director Jeremy Davies, a self-obsessed painter Alan Cumming whose fey personality may cross the boundaries of Edgar's prohibition of homosexuality as a topic of conversation, and a student from England Terrence Dashon Howard who has attracted the eye of a lovely French girl Julie Delpy with whom Edgar has fallen in love. Certain that a number of profound thoughts will be shared with the group, Edgar hires a pair of stenographers to record the proceedings, but the presence of the two young and beautiful secretaries -- innocent Alice Neve Campbell and provocative Zoe Robin Tunney -- has an unexpectedly strong effect on the group. Investigating Sex had its U.S. premiere as the closing night attraction of the 2001 Seattle Film Festival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/23/2007
  • UPC: 025195022767
  • Original Release: 2001
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  • Source: Screen Media
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 51,179

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dermot Mulroney Edgar
Alan Cumming Sevy
Neve Campbell Alice
Robin Tunney Zoe
Nick Nolte Faldo
Tuesday Weld Sasha
Julie Delpy Chloe
Jeremy Davies Oscar
Emily Bruni Janet
Terrence Howard Lorenz
Kathleen Robertson
Til Schweiger Monty
Jacqueline Anderson Linda
Technical Credits
Alan Rudolph Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Florian Ballhaus Cinematographer
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus Asst. Director
Pam Dixon Casting
Jana Edelbaum Producer
Florian Gallhaus Cinematographer
John Helde Editor
Bernhard Henrich Set Decoration/Design
Frank Hübner Executive Producer
Barbara Jager Costumes/Costume Designer
Garth Marshall Sound/Sound Designer
Nick Nolte Producer
Peter Paulich Executive Producer
Klaus Rettig Producer
Norbert Scherer Production Designer
Gerhard Schmidt Executive Producer
Greg Shapiro Producer
Andrew Sicilano Executive Producer
Ulf Skogsbergh Score Composer
Michael Henry Wilson Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Intimate Affairs
1. Fantasies [8:39]
2. The Investigation [7:24]
3. Faldo [10:04]
4. Curiosity [6:58]
5. An Idealist [10:10]
6. Dark Side of Sex [8:10]
7. Beastiality [8:49]
8. Most Important Question [8:22]
9. Film the Sessions [11:29]
10. Sex Not Love [12:18]
11. I'll Summon You [5:33]
12. End Credits [3:50]
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    wonderful if you like dialogue

    not 'intimate' or about 'affairs', at least not in the modern use of the word. THERE IS NO EXPLICIT SEX IN THIS MOVIE. if you are looking for that, go elsewhere. this film is closer to a play, in that most of it revolves around a group sitting in a circle, talking about differences in the sexes and relationships. the important part of the film is in its dialogue and acting, instead of in action.
    set in the prohibition era, there is an air of properness to the women, which makes for their further discomfort in some of the conversations. this is definitely one of those films where nothing much happens...however, i was very interested in watching it because it was so well-written. the actors also put in strong performances as clueless pupils in the subject of sexuality.

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