EN - Jan Bucquoy narrates the story of his sexual life to age 28, imagining his conception and reporting his first orgasm, his comparative experiences with girls, and his move to Brussels. There he meets Greta, bartender at a Bohemian cafe, who teaches him the Kama Sutra, the naked Esther, who reads him stories, and Thérèse, his wife for three years. They split after getting two children. he moves to a small flat, writes pornography to pay the bills, works sporadically on a novel, espouses anarchism, and meets more women. Meanwhile, his self-confidence grows.

FR - Jan Bucquoy raconte l’histoire de sa vie sexuelle à 28 ans, imaginant sa conception et racontant son premier orgasme, ses expériences comparatives avec les filles, et son déménagement à Bruxelles. Il y rencontre Greta, serveuse au café Bohemian, qui lui apprend le Kama Sutra, Esther, nue, qui lui lit des histoires et Thèrèse, sa femme pendant trois ans. Ils se séparent après avoir eu deux enfants ensemble. Il emménage dans un petit appartement, écrit des romans pornographiques pour payer ses factures, travaille sporadiquement sur un roman, épouse l’anarchisme et rencontre d’autres femmes. Entre-temps, sa confiance en lui s’affirme.

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Title The Sexual Life Of The Belgians
Original title La vie sexuelle ses Belges
Original language French
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 1994

Credits

Cast Jean-Henri Compère, Noé Francq, Boris Timmermans, Sacha Jacques, Isabelle Legros, Jacques Druaux, Pascale Binnert
Photography Michel Baudour
Editing Matyas Veress
Sound Jean-Gregoire Mekhitarian
Art director Nathalie André, Nicole Lenoir
Costume Mariska Clerebaut, Sabina Kumeling, Marianne Roose
Makeup Mika Joniaux
Music Francis De Smet

Technical specs

Running time film 85’
Release format 35mm

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Last edited on 28 June 2017

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Director Jan Bucquoy
Producers Francis De Smet
Writers Jan Bucquoy
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