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Writers:
Max Fischer (idea)
Max Fischer (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 September 1974 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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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Cast

  (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
 
Thanks
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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Runtime:
Australia:89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV)See more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Hippy Days, 14 August 2011
Author: muswellmovies from United Kingdom

The late 60's early 70's were the golden age of amongst other things free love. Jim Haynes who is credited with the idea for this film is an American who had organised two festivals of erotic cinema in Amsterdam in 1971 and 72 called the "Wet Dream" festival . Having moved there from London where he had been involved in what was called "the underground". He is quoted as saying "we are not concerned with pornographic aspects primarily, but with the libertarian concept. It is an attack on paternalism because it asks why people can't see any image they want." The film was intended as an expression of that ideology and is probably of more interest to students of underground, experimental, avant garde, and independent cinema history than those seeking a "party movie". This was originally titled "Dreams of Thirteen" and was intended to have contributions from 13 film artists the linking theme being sex. Portmanteau features made up of thematically linked short films were quite fashionable in Europe at that time, titles like "Paris vu par" and "RoGoPag" which showcased the talents of the new wave spring to mind. However not all of the shorts intended for this were completed and from what I can gather a couple that were finished were not included in any released version, hence the re-title to "Wet Dreams" which relates it to the festivals that spawned it. This film is obscure and hard to find. I managed to catch it in an actual cinema in London's West End when it had a limited run in Britain. It was released as a sex film by a low rent exploitation distributor in the late Seventies not long before video brought an end to the strand of cinema beloved of the "raincoat brigade" and has not been distributed since. Copies on the collectors circuit in the UK come from the VHS release of that time. While being a mixed bag all of the segments are at worst interesting and none overstay their welcome. There is some nudity but no hardcore (at least in the version I saw) despite a contribution from porn legend Lasse Braun. I was mainly drawn to this title by the reputation of contributor Nick Ray, Director of "Rebel Without a Cause" and many other classics. His segment "The Janitor" is the last and most obscure offering, quite rewarding for a completist like myself but possibly a puzzler for others.

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