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The Pleasure Principle (1992)

Part relationship drama and part sex comedy follows a middle-aged man who loves women and sex and can't stop cheating. He gets a divorce from his angry wife, but then cheats on his lovers. However, one of them decides to get even.

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David Cohen

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David Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Firth ... Dick
Chloe Davies Chloe Davies ... The Girl he never made it with
Haydn Gwynne ... Judith
Lysette Anthony ... Charlotte
Sara Mair-Thomas Sara Mair-Thomas ... Anne
Sarah Campbell Sarah Campbell ... Linda
Liam McDermott Liam McDermott ... Clamper
Stephen Finlay Stephen Finlay ... Policeman
Lynsey Baxter ... Sammy
Ian Hogg ... Malcolm
Francesca Folan Francesca Folan ... Mrs. Malcolm
Gordon Warnecke ... Policeman
Cliff Parisi ... Policeman
Mark Carroll Mark Carroll ... Bridegroom
Chris Knowles Chris Knowles ... Peter
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Part relationship drama and part sex comedy follows a middle-aged man who loves women and sex and can't stop cheating. He gets a divorce from his angry wife, but then cheats on his lovers. However, one of them decides to get even.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Lustprinzip See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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One of my favorite films ever
12 June 2006 | by hermwaltSee all my reviews

This film is a little gem. The story is told in a very relaxed way using the main actors voice as a commentator on his feelings and thoughts while you watch him struggling through his love feelings.

All characters in this film have terrible problems with their feelings towards the other - and part wise same - sex. So unfolds a hard to believe but still believable (believe me) story. The actors are not overacting as we often see it in awarded roles but are appearing comfortably relaxed with their roles. The acting is good and right on the spot.

The probably best of the whole film is the soundtrack. I do not like soul music but the tracks are soulISH and fit the subject beautifully. A saxophone is used here and there and blends in nicely with the overall mood. Even one of the main actresses is shown playing it.

Very nice, very relaxing, very enjoyable. No big drama cinema, but a lovely film to enjoy.


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