Venus in Fur

    All titles (6)
    Feature Film | 2012-2013 | France, Poland


    Brief synopsis

    Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for the lead role in his new play, writer-director Thomas complains on the phone about the poor caliber of talent he has seen. No actress has what it takes to play his lead female character - a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic - and, it turns out, erotic - energy.
    At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared - or so it seems. But when Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character’s name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively - down to buying props, reading source materials and learning every line by heart. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended "audition" builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession...


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Emmanuelle SeignerVanda [L]
    Mathieu AmalricThomas [L]


    1st ADHubert Engammare
    Vfx supervisorFrédéric Moreau
    Director of photographyPaweł Edelman
    Camera operatorJeremi Prokopowicz
    Still photographerGuy Ferrandis
    Costume designer (creator)Dinah Collin
    DirectorRoman Polanski
    Script supervisorSylvette Baudrot
    Script supervisorAnna Zenowicz
    EditorMargot Meynier
    EditorHervé de Luze
    Key hair stylistSarra Na
    Key makeup artistDidier Lavergne
    ComposerAlexandre Desplat
    ProducerRobert Benmussa
    ProducerAlain Sarde
    Production designerJean Rabasse
    Production managerFrédéric Blum
    Unit managerLaurent Perrot
    Unit managerVincent Lefeuvre
    ScreenwriterDavid Ives
    ScreenwriterRoman Polanski
    Literary sourceDavid Ivesstage play
    Production sound mixerLucien Balibar
    Sound re-recording mixerCyril Holtz

    Distributing companies

    Mars Films [fr]


    PropsPropscom – Requisiten Fundus


    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 13/11/2013