Writer of O (2005)

04/01/2005 (US) Documentary 1h 20m
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Published in Paris in 1954, Story of O was an immediate bestseller and literary scandal: an elegantly written S&M fantasy that had all the hallmarks of being an autobiographical account by the pseudonymous Pauline Réage. In 1994 Dominique Aury, a mild-mannered, dowdy editor for France’s prestigious Gallimard press, revealed her authorship. Pola Rapaport explores Aury's inspiration, recreating the world of '50s literary Paris and setting it against dramatic sequences that bring the infamous book to life. The author as well as various French intellectuals expound on the thorny relationship between sexuality and power, submission and freedom, liberation and non-being.

  1. Pola Rapaport

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Catherine Mouchet

    Catherine Mouchet

    Young Dominique Aury

  2. Pénélope Puymirat

    O

  3. Cyril Corral

    René

  4. Alain Rimoux

    Alain Rimoux

    Jean Paulhan

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Original Title Écrivain d'O

Status Released

Original Language French

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