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Directed by Caveh Zahedi
USA 2005

 

Director Caveh Zahedi's I Am A Sex Addict may be Zahedi's most autobiographical and, consequently, narcissistic film to date. Previously, when Tripping With Caveh featured Zahedi and musician Will Oldham wandering through meadows high on LSD, some viewers wondered what the point was. Now, "Caveh" relays his history of sex addiction, in nauseating detail, before taking wedding vows with his third wife to-be. Beginning the tale in Paris, 1984, Zahedi narrates the story of Anna, his first true love, Caroline, his second love played by actress Rebecca Lord, and the destruction of both relationships due to his insatiable desire for prostitutes. Speaking directly towards the camera or acting out dramatized scenes, Zahedi explains his deep-seated psychological needs to gawk at women. When his girlfriends repeatedly dump him, he hits rock bottom and begins attending Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings.

You don’t need movies to tell you that if you feel this constant need for sex, then you might be suffering from sex addiction.

 

 

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Theatrical Release: January 27th, 2005 - Rotterdam Film Fest.

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Distribution IFC - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:38:48 
Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.51 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

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

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, Spanish, None
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Studio: IFC Home Video

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Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

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• Shooting: I Am A Sex Addict (33:17)

DVD Release Date: September 12th, 2006

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Chapters: 26

 

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Interlaced transfer - but aside from that the image looks quite strong. The optional Eng subs are an appreciated touch. Colors don't appear over-manipulated. There is a kind of 'making of' 30 minute featurette called 'Shooting: I Am A Sex Addict' which some might enjoy.

Frankly, the film was not to my taste - it seemed to have an edge that never fully developed. Others might disagree. Some creative effort is recognizable, although quite humor-less and tasteless at times.

Gary W. Tooze

 





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