Cactus Films (2016)
Drama, Foreign
Canada | French | Color | 1h 41min

A high-class prostitute by choice, Nelly Arcan’s colorful life is recreated in a multi-layered and stylish mix of make-believe and memoir, revealing Nelly’s alter egos: the neurotic writer, the vulnerable lover, the call girl and the star. Nelly shocked the literary world with her elegant writing and the lurid details of sex work in her autobiographical first novel, Whore, which became a critically acclaimed bestseller. Despite unprecedented success, Nelly’s remarkable life ended in tragedy.

Cast View all

Mylène Mackay Nelly
Marie-Claude Guérin Melina
Simon Alain
Catherine Brunet Peggy
Marc Béland Psychoanalyst
Jason Cavalier Client Toronto
Milya Corbeil-Gauvreau Isabelle Fortier
Sylvie Drapeau Suzanne
Francis Ducharme Journalist
Mickael Gouin François
Francis Leplay Mathieu
Emmanuel Schwartz Guillaume Rival

Crew View all

Director Anne Emond
Writer Anne Emond, Nelly Arcan
Producer Nicole Robert, Pascal Bascaron, Naoufel Ben Youssef, Thomas Buchwalder
Photography Josée Deshaies


Barcode Format Region Released Edition
881394126923 Blu-ray 1 Nov 06, 2018
881394126824 DVD 1 Nov 06, 2018
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