Having trouble casting his theatrical production of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s novel ‘Venus in Furs’, Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) is at the end of his tether trying to find a female lead. As he is about to leave the theatre after another long day of unsuccessful auditions, a dishevelled and weather-beaten woman, Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner), arrives and demands that Thomas let her read for the part.
Initially, Thomas is reluctant to do so, but Vanda succeeds in changing his mind. As the audition begins and Thomas assumes the role of the submissive male in the play, it quickly becomes apparent that Vanda is perfect for the part and the line between real life and art becomes blurred.
In French with English subtitles
DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds