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Exclusive: Clip From Jean-Marc Barr & Pascal Arnold's 'Sexual Chronicles Of A French Family'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
May 30, 2012 10:05 AM
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For most parents, finding out their child has been caught not only masturbating in class but filming it as well, would be the beginning and end of the conversation as they decide what kind of punishment would fit the crime. But for filmmaking team Jean-Marc Barr (who plays Jack Kerouac in the upcoming "Big Sur") and Pascal Arnold, the incident sparks a much different outcome.

"Sexual Chronicles Of A French Family" is exactly what the title implies, and in the exclusive clip below, we see the sequence that kicks off what turns out to be an erotic awakening for three generations of relatives, who begin to (re)discover their sexual desires. Sounds like charged, yet fascinating stuff and the film is certainly arriving right on time, just as the summer heat is beginning to get turned up. If you like what you seee, IFC Midnight will release the film for viewing in the comfort of your own home on VOD starting Friday, June 1st or if you're in New York City, you can see it at the IFC Center. Check out the full synopsis and clip below:

After getting caught filming himself masturbating in biology class, Romain unwittingly breaks through his family’s treatment of sex as a taboo subject matter. The incident triggers his mother, Claire, to open a dialogue with the family, encouraging them to explore their sexuality more freely and openly. As each of these family members push the boundaries of their sensuality, SEXUAL CHRONICLES OF A FRENCH FAMILY paints a portrait of three generations taking their next steps in life.

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  • jingmei | May 31, 2012 6:28 AMReply

    This is by all means a juste motion picture, instead of some documentary with similar filmmakers et cultural backgrounds. En france, it will not head to "midnight" unit to be released. So I would like to read everything been shown here about du cinema francais, not juste supposed to be horny one. Reminded recently someone commneted after an article here, about some cool french culture guide a NY.

  • anon | May 30, 2012 10:13 PMReply

    dude looks like Stephen Root ;-)

  • Sylvie | May 30, 2012 6:58 PMReply

    I saw an interview of Jean-Marc Barr, it seems to be a very good movie. All the actors have been asked before if they will be confortable enough to have real sex in the movie, so the scenes are not fake.

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