Married two Isabelle and the father of two children, Claude is
distressed when his small bookshop heads towards bankruptcy.
Following the advice of a friend, he converts his shop into a
sex-shop. Not only does Claude see a sudden improvement in his
financial position (since the new shop is of course a massive success),
he also feels liberated to liven up his own sex life...
is a French-German-Italian film comedy-drama first released in 1972,
directed by Claude Berri.
The film stars Jean-Pierre Marielle, Juliet Berto, Claude Berri, Francesca Romana Coluzzi and Jacques Martin.
It has also been released under the title: Le Sex Shop
It is a Renn Productions production, produced by Pierre Grunstein and distributed by United Artists.
Location filming was in Paris, France.
The film was released with the tagline: "HILARIOUS send up of sex shops and pornography [Australia]."
Our overall rating for Sex-shop
is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,
Other recommended films that have been directed by Claude Berri include: Mazel Tov ou le mariage
Je vous aime
Une femme de ménage
(2002). The actor Jean-Pierre Marielle has also appeared in: Week-end à Zuydcoote
4 mosche di velluto grigio
Le Parfum d'Yvonne
Other recommended comedy/drama films of the 1970s from France that you may want to consider are: Claude Miller's La Meilleure façon de marcher
Michel Deville's Le Mouton enragé
Bertrand Blier's Préparez vos mouchoirs
Alain Tanner's La Salamandre
Louis Malle's Le Souffle au coeur