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Writer of O


Release Date: May 4, 2005 (New York)
Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Director: Pola Rapaport
Screenwriter: Pola Rapaport
Starring: Catherine Mouchet, Pénélope Puymirat, Cyril Corral, Alain Rimoux, Dominique Aury, Barney Rosset, John de St. Jorre, Jean-Jaques Pauvert, Règine Deforges
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: ZeitgestFilms.com
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Plot Summary: Published in Paris 1954, The Story of O was an immediate bestseller and literate scandal: an elegantly written S&M fantasy that had all the hallmarks of being an autobiographical account by the pseudonymous Pauline Réage. In 1994 Dominique Aury, a mild-mannered, dowdy editor for France’s prestigious Gallimard press, revealed her authorship. Pola Rapaport explores Aury’s inspiration, recreating the world of ‘50s literary Paris and setting it against dramatic sequences that bring the infamous book to life. The author as well as various French intellectuals expound on the thorny relationship between sexuality and power, submission and freedom, liberation and non-being. Even today, The Story of O mystifies in its power and confounds in its contradictions.

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