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3,421 Ratings

sex, lies and videotape

Directed by Steven Soderbergh
United States, 1989
  • English
  • No subtitles


A multiple prize winner at both Cannes and Sundance, Steven Soderbergh’s feature debut concerns a man who films women discussing their sexuality on camera and his relationship with two very different sisters who are both sleeping with the same man.

Our take

This revolutionary debut from the eclectic Steven Soderbergh won the director the Palme d’Or at age 26! A reminder of just how bracing and fresh indies were in their true heyday.

sex, lies and videotape Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1989 | 3 wins including: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1990 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Sundance Film Festival

1989 | 2 wins including: Dramatic (Audience Award)

Independent Spirit Awards

1990 | 4 wins including: Best Feature

1990 | Nominee: Best Male Lead

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