Richly illustrated with a series of exceptional photos by Gilles Elie Cohen, joined by never before published texts by Joël Houssin and Ange Rebelli, the book EROS PIGALLE takes you on a colourful journey to the end of the seventies, when numerous sex shops and strip joints flourished in the area around Boulevards de Clichy and Rochechouart in Paris.
"Pigalle is not just a neighbourhood, it's an accumulation of lost worlds, each of them leaving scars in the flesh of the next one." (Joël Houssin)
On the occasion of the publication of this book, publicist Serious Publishing (Paris), Cinema Nova and vzw Marcel / Offscreen join forces to offer you an evening that brings back to life the atmosphere of the legendary neighbourhood, by ways of a compilation of documentaries and trailers, followed by two iconic films from the Golden Age of French Cinema X and live strip acts.
We will be joined by Gérard Kikoïne, the pope of "porno chic" à la française ("Parties Fines", "Jouir!", "Bourgeoise et salope",...) and Didier Philipe Gérard aka Michel Barny, director assistent on the set of several French porn classics ("Le Sexe Qui Parle")
An absolute highlight of French porn cinema. Both a bourgeois drama and a broad comedy, this film flirts with the conventions of the fantastic genre. Joëlle, married to Eric, works in the publicity world. They're just an ordinairy bourgeois couple. But after an evening out with friends, Joëlle's vagina suddenly starts to talk in a shrill voice...
The family of a wealthy billionaire seeks the help of a private nurse. They want her to murder her patient by making him die of pleasure. But she falls in love with the victim and cannot fulfill her contract. One of the masterpieces of French porn cinema, inspired by "Teorema" by Pasolini.