directed by Catherine Breillat
France 2002

Why do we laugh when embarrassed? How do you depict something as intimate as the sexual act on film? When can you joke and when do you have to insist on being serious? These are some of the questions Catherine Breillat asks in "Sex is Comedy". Revisiting the production of her previous film "A ma soeur" ("The fat girl", 2001), Breillat not only leads us thru the ups and downs of a film production, but also showing sides of herself, that few directors ever would dare show.

It is liberating to watch Breillat doing something light. Where her films have a tendency to become very heavy (almost deadly serious) in their psychosexual deconstruction of human sexuality, she here reflects on both herself as a director and the topic with a smile and humorous distance: "Sex is Comedy" is almost a romantic comedy in tone – Breillat style.   out of   


Theatrical Release: June 5, 2002 (France)

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Runtime 1:30:36 (4% PAL speedup)

1.78:1 Aspect Ratio (cropped from original 1.66)

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.43 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.



Audio Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Artificial Eye

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:

DVD Release Date: December 8, 2003
Transparent Keep Case

Chapters 12


Artificial Eye has cropped the image slightly from its Original Aspect Ration of 1.66:1 to 1.78:1. While this is questionable, it doesn't distort the viewing of the film.

 - Henrik Sylow


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