2.7
7 Ratings

The Venus Trap

Die Venusfalle

Directed by Robert van Ackeren
West Germany, 1988
Drama

Synopsis

Max is insatiable when it comes to women. Although he already has a fiancée, he begins a relationship with a young woman and seduces several others.

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The Venus Trap
Directed by Robert van Ackeren

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1988 | Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

AFI FEST

1988 | International Cinema

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  • Warren Spratley's rating of the film The Venus Trap

    A mannered, unrealistic style yields as rich an emotionality as cinema has given us. There are many unexpected wonders here: the camera taking on the perspective of a penis, a rehearsal intrusion giving way to an unexpected duet, an underwater vignette of unbridled mystery & beauty. These characters beam ironically at the abyss, at both the material & the spiritual effects of love. What ever happened to Van Ackeren?