Watch: US Trailer for Roman Polanski's Odd & Erotic 'Venus in Fur'
by Ethan Anderton
April 4, 2014
It's been a few years since director Roman Polanski brought a film to the big screen, the last being Carnage, an adaptation of a stage play. Now the filmmaker is back with Venus in Fur, another single-location drama that looks much less conventional and more strange than the previous isolated tale in this first US trailer. The film follows Polanski's wife Emmanuelle Seigner, and her Diving Bell and the Butterfly co-star Mathieu Amalric in an erotic game of cat and mouse as a young actress is determined to get the role in a new play by using some sexy tactics. It looks odd, but may be worth checking out. Watch?
Here's the first trailer for Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur, originally from Apple:
Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) complains about the poor caliber of talent. As Thomas is about to leave, Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic—and erotic—energy. When Thomas agrees, reluctantly, to let her audition, he learns not only is Vanda a perfect fit, but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively—down to buying props, reading source materials and learning every line by heart. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession. Venus in Fur is written and directed by Roman Polanski, adapted from the play by David Ives, and hits theaters June 20th.
Bibowski on Apr 4, 2014
Looking good, almost like a theater play.
DavideCoppola on Apr 4, 2014
Roman really has a thing for Ms. Seigner and that's a good thing.
stanfordcrane on Apr 4, 2014
Looks fantastic, a film for adults - what a concept.
cuckoozey on Apr 4, 2014
Holy smokes, that guy looks exactly like Polanski. Can't wait to see this.
Chuckee Knowlton on Apr 4, 2014
It is indeed uncanny! I actually thought it was Polanski for the longest time, but he's not so young anymore unfortunately..
DavideCoppola on Apr 5, 2014
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