Diary of a Nymphomaniac

October 17th, 2008


Diary of a Nymphomaniac

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A chronicle of the life of a middle-class French girl's sexual adventures, her then fall into prostitution, and her ultimate redemption.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.6/10 (3,197 voted)

Director: Christian Molina

Stars: Belén Fabra, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Llum Barrera

In Barcelona, Valére is very attached to her French grandmother Marie Tasso and likes to stay with her. While discussing sex with Val, Marie advises her that it would be important to jot her life experience down and Val decides to write a diary. Val recalls her promiscuous love life and her lovers since her first sexual experience when she was fifteen year-old. When Val loses her job in a downsizing, she is simultaneously informed that Marie had had a heart attack and she visits her granny who dies. Val looks for a job and when she is interviewed by an executive called Jaime, and falls in love for the first time. However Jaime is not good in bed. They move in together to a magnificent apartment and Val believes she has found the man of her life. Val gets a job with a gay Italian called Harry at a fashion house but Jaime becomes jealous and changes his behavior. Val decides to leave Jaime when she gets pregnant and he does not recognize the baby as his own.

Writers: Cuca Canals, Valérie Tasso

Belén Fabra - Valérie
Leonardo Sbaraglia - Jaime
Llum Barrera - Sonia
Geraldine Chaplin - Marie Tasso - Abuela de Valére
Ángela Molina - Cristina
Pedro Gutiérrez - Hassan
José Chaves - Pedro
Jorge Yaman - Íñigo
Antonio Garrido - Giovanni
Jaume García Arija - Alessandro
David Vert - Alex
Javier Coromina - Harry (as Xavi Corominas)
Judith Diakhate - Cindy
Natasha Yarovenko - Mae
Laura De Pedro - Isa


Official Website: Official [Spain] |

Release Date: 17 October 2008

Filming Locations: Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the beginning Valerie says that she lost her virginity in 1993 and some minutes later she says "since that passed 14 years". and in the scene where her grand mom is dead there is an engraving on her grave "Marie Tasso 1934-2006" - implying there are only 13 years between 1993 and 2006.

User Review

The elegance of raw sex realism...

Rating: 8/10

This movie is realistic, cruel, provocative and sexy but at the same time so very elegant and pure. Belen Fabra is a wonderful actress who is one hundred percent suitable for the role and she is the reason I liked this movie so much. She gives a magical sense to it. She makes you feel whatever she feels. The directing is unique and although the movie presents a lot of "raw material", for some reason,it is so delicate and sophisticated. It's not an other (soft) porn movie, it is a movie which conveys some of the greatest values in life and presents them in a way we have not been used to seeing. This is what makes it so special. I strongly recommend it to mature and open-minded audiences, with a hard stomach.


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