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4 September 1974 (France) See more »
Experimental anthology film consisting of nine segments - Contrasts, The Janitor, The Plumber, Another Wet Dream, The Happy Necrophiliacs, On a Sunday Afternoon, A Face, Politfuck, Flames - all focused on 70s sex, love and politics. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Melvin Miracle ... Dream Master
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Abnes ... (segment "Contrasts")
Barbara ... (segments "The Janitor" & "Contrasts" & "The Plumber")
M.J. Bouwmeester ... (segment "The Plumber")
Lasse Braun ... (segment "The Janitor") (as Falcon Stuart)
Art Epstein ... Narraror (segment "Another Wet Dream") (voice)
Christine Fischer ... (segment "The Happy Necrophiliacs")
Maureen Gray ... (segment "Contrasts")
Saskia Holleman ... (segment "The Happy Necrophiliacs" & "Another Wet Dream")
Kees Koedood ... (segment "The Janitor")
Joan Kohler ... (segments "The Janitor" & "Contrasts" & "On a Sunday Afternoon") (as Dawn Cumming)
Johnny Lommerse ... (segment "Contrasts")
Manuschka ... (segments "A Face" & "Politfuck")
Mary-Claire ... (segment "The Plumber")
Jack Monkau ... (segment "Contrasts")
Mary Moore ... (segment "The Janitor")

Nicholas Ray ... The Janitor (segment "The Janitor")
Rob van Reijn ... (segment "The Plumber")
Anneke Spierenburg ... (segment "The Janitor")
José Tapia-Esquilin ... (segment "Contrasts")
Burnie Taylor ... (segment "The Janitor")
Hans van der Gragt ... (segment "The Happy Necrophiliacs")
Bent Weed ... (segments "On a Sunday Afternoon" & "Another Wet Dream")

Heathcote Williams ... (segment "Flames")
Marvelle Williams ... (segments "The Janitor" & "Contrasts")

Directed by
Lasse Braun (segment "The Happy Necrophiliacs") (as Falcon Stuart)
Max Fischer (segments "Contrasts" & "Deep Skin" & "A Face")
Oscar Gigard (segment "Dragirama")
Hans Kanters (segment "The Private World of Hans Kanters")
Geert Koolman (segment "On a Sunday Afternoon") (as Geert Kooiman)
Lee Kraft (segments "Contrasts" & "The Banner" & "The Plumber")
Dusan Makavejev  (segment "Politfuck") (as Sam Rotterdam)
Nicholas Ray (segment "The Janitor")
Jens Jørgen Thorsen (segment "Another Wet Dream")
Heathcote Williams (segment "Flames")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Art Epstein  narration (segment "Another Wet Dream")
Max Fischer  idea
Max Fischer  screenplay
Heinz Freitag  co-screenplay
Jim Haynes  idea

Produced by
Peter Greulich .... line producer
Dick van der Maarel .... line producer
Original Music by
Lasse Braun (segments "The Happy Necrophiliacs" & "Politfuck") (as Falcon Stuart)
Clous van Mechelen (segments "The Banner" & "The Plumber")
Niels Janette Walen (segments "Contrasts" & "Deep Skin" & "A Face") (as Niels Jannette Walen)
Cinematography by
Max Fischer 
Film Editing by
Max Fischer 
Jens Jørgen Thorsen (segment "Another Wet Dream")
Art Direction by
Jany Temime  (as Jany Fischer)
Makeup Department
Luc De Visser .... makeup artist (segment "The Plumber") (as Luuk de Visser)
Burnie Taylor .... makeup artist (as Burnie T.)
Production Management
Willy Breebaart .... unit manager (as Willy Breebaert)
Cynthia .... unit manager
Heinz Freitag .... unit manager
Art Department
Onno Y. Cosijn .... graphic design
W.R. Hoppel van Nifterick .... graphic design
Sound Department
Evan Durlacher .... sound recordist
Luk Ludolph .... sound recordist
Peter Ruddis .... sound recordist (as Peter K. Ruddies)
Jules Stevenhagen .... sound recordist
Tom Tholen .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jan Otte .... camera operator
Henk Risch .... camera operator
John Taylor .... camera operator
Peter Van Praagh .... camera operator (segment "Flames") (as Peter van Praag)
Animation Department
Roland Nethe .... animator
Christiane Opitz .... animator
Hiroshi Teshigahara .... dedicated to (segment "Deep Skin")

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Erotic Dreams" - International (English title) (informal alternative title)
"Rêves humides" - France
"Sonhos Húmidos" - Portugal
"Sueños húmedos" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Wet dreams - Sogni bagnati" - Italy
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Australia:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Nicholas Ray: Portrait of the artist as a dirty old man?, 10 September 2013
Author: jrd_73 from United States

I had been wanting to see Wet Dreams for many years because of the infamous episode featuring the great director Nicholas Ray toward the end of his life and career. I finally found a copy courtesy of Video Screams that was in French without subtitles. Although I did not understand French, most of the episodes, the "Dreams," in Wet Dreams had minimal or no dialog.

Unfortunately, "The Janitor" did have quite a bit of narration. I caught the main idea of the episode but undoubtedly missed much of it. Some critics were harsh on Ray for making this short, but I was intrigued. Nicholas Ray played a broken down janitor cleaning up a studio where once he had held court, a guru to horny, young hippies (seen in flashback). The nudity in this short was minimal. True, the images of the young females taking communion from Ray by performing oral sex on him (only simulated) could be argued to show the auteur as nothing but a dirty old man. Nonetheless, I found "The Janitor" to be a moving look at a once great director (the flashbacks) now old and alone (the janitor). I just wish I could have understood the narration and dialog.

If "The Janitor" was the most fascinating episode in Wet Dreams, it was not the only one of interest. As "Falcon Stewart," hardcore pornographer Lasse Braun provided the film's funniest episode, "The Happy Necrophilliacs." Lee Kraft paid a dirty homage to Chaplin's Tramp character in the fun silent "The Plumber." Kraft also made "The Banner," in which nude body painting was taken to an art form. Surrealist painter Hans Kanters took the viewer on a tour of his penis landscape paintings, like a wedding between Hieronymus Bosch and Bob Guccione, in "The Private World of Hans Kanters." Finally, I was not sure what to make of Dusan Makavejev's "Politifuck," which featured a catchy song about Chairman Mao and revolutionary would-be lovers growling at each other.

There were some duds of course, but all of the episodes were short. This was an easy film to watch. Wet Dreams was made back in the days when sexually explicit material (here *mostly* softcore in nature) was viewed as a breakthrough in free expression and maybe even art. Pretentious? Sure, but no more so than Showgirls, The Dreamers, or Romance - and a hell of a lot more fun than any of them.

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