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    I just want to know if anyone and especially anyone in Europe has ever seen the movie Les Textiles.



    As far as I know, it was in the theatres in Europe last year. I just purchase the DVD on ebay and can not wait to receive it in the mail.
    Also from what hear and read about this movie, the story line is about a family who make's a mistake on their vacation plans, by going to the wrong place (a naturist resort). The movie is in the French language, but they put english subtitles for the DVD version.

    I can't wait to see it!

    Whitestokes.

  • #2
    Whitestokes,

    Do you have a link on Ebay to find that video?

    ken

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    • #3
      This movie has actually been denounced by the FFN (French Nudist Federation). All the nudists in this movie are portrayed as voyeurs, exhibitionists and swingers. Many french nudists actually went to see it in groups, and walked out, disgusted with how nudists had been represented in the movie.
      So please be warned if you haven't already purchased it (sorry Whitestokes).

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      • #4
        haven't seen or heard of the movie but will be looking for it. thanks for the post.

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        • #5
          Well, I would have to agree with Nudony about the portrayal of voyeurs, exhibitionists and swingers as the predominant image left by the film although at one point a nudist explains to the "textile" that there are two types on nudist. I however noticed that the word nudist was used throughout the film instead of the commonly used European term naturist. The FFN stands for Federation of French Naturists; not Nudists. I thought perhaps the director did this on purpose to distinguish nudists from naturists as he must have known the reaction he would receive for the FFN. In general the words nudist and naturist are interchangeable with naturist being the common European term and nudist being the more common American term. The selection of the term nudist, especially in France, must have been a deliberate choice.

          The actors were quite good but the script seemed lacking. Portions of the film seemed to jump too quickly from scene to scene without a clear purpose as to why it was included. I saw this film in Helsinki about a week and a half ago and it is still playing this week.

          Whitestokes, the photo you included is pixilated but the film was not, at least not here in Helsinki. Still I hope you enjoy it regardless of the sexual overtones.

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          • #6
            I saw the trailer of the movie and some comments. Unfortunatly, the movie seems not to be very naturist friendly. It tends to show naturists as radicals, exibitionists and so on.

            The best french movie about naturism is called Vivre Nu. It has been played at Montreal's international movie festival a few years ago and was available in VHS (SECAM-L)(French code), it cannot be played on a regular VHS player from North America. Anyway, the movie is out of stock.

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            • #7
              quote:
              Originally posted by Nudony:
              This movie has actually been denounced by the FFN (French Nudist Federation). All the nudists in this movie are portrayed as voyeurs, exhibitionists and swingers. Many french nudists actually went to see it in groups, and walked out, disgusted with how nudists had been represented in the movie.
              So please be warned if you haven't already purchased it (sorry Whitestokes).


              You are probably right about that, but I would like to judge it for myself. So if it's bad or good I would never know, if I don't watch it. Because I don't think cable TV Showtime or HBO will ever show it. Anyway, I has seen a lot of movies that portrayed naturists in a somewhat uncomfortable way, but that's life.

              whitestokes.

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              • #8
                whitestokes,

                The color saturation, and color temperature were adjusted on your posted image attachments.

                They were hard to look at and overly saturated and unnatural.

                Hope this is more pleasant to look at.

                NakedGary

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                • #9
                  The film did not screen commercially at all here, even in our art-house cinemas.
                  Here is a brief synopsis of it as per the Internet Data Base website.
                  regards. John S.



                  Plot Summary for
                  Textiles, Les (2004)
                  Sophie and Olivier are a young married couple who work in Paris as bakers. Out of the blue, they decide to buy a summer house on the seaside, but without actually seing it. When Sophie, along with her two kids, arrives first on the premices, she discovers that they have bought a house located in the midst of a nudist camp...

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                  • #10
                    I preferred that episode of The Family Guy....the one featuring nudists. It seemed silly, but in the end it was a plus for nudism, I think.

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                    • #11
                      Right in the center of the nudist resort.

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                      • #12
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by goodegg:
                        Well, I would have to agree with Nudony about the portrayal of voyeurs, exhibitionists and swingers as the predominant image left by the film although at one point a nudist explains to the "textile" that there are two types on nudist. I however noticed that the word nudist was used throughout the film instead of the commonly used European term naturist. The FFN stands for Federation of French Naturists; not Nudists. I thought perhaps the director did this on purpose to distinguish nudists from naturists as he must have known the reaction he would receive for the FFN. In general the words nudist and naturist are interchangeable with naturist being the common European term and nudist being the more common American term. The selection of the term nudist, especially in France, must have been a deliberate choice.

                        The actors were quite good but the script seemed lacking. Portions of the film seemed to jump too quickly from scene to scene without a clear purpose as to why it was included. I saw this film in Helsinki about a week and a half ago and it is still playing this week.

                        Whitestokes, the photo you included is pixilated but the film was not, at least not here in Helsinki. Still I hope you enjoy it regardless of the sexual overtones.


                        When it come in the mail, I will really know how bad it is on the voyeurism, exhibitionism and the swinger lifestyle it may have. But I never been the person to take the word of someone, without looking into it on my own.

                        So thanks Goodegg, for your reply and especially the comment part at the end. I will try to enjoy it, regardless.

                        whitestokes.

                        By the way, thanks NakedGary. your welcome. This image color and saturation corrected..."NG"

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                        • #13
                          But...
                          Now that the negative aspects of the movie have been pointed out, I've also read some good things. First, the film is (reportedly) well directed, well put together, with some very funny scenes. Second, even though nudism may be misrepresented, the nudity in the movie is candid, honest and respectful (it says that the director himself went nude the whole time he was filming as to make everyone comfortable; his crew then followed his example.) So it seems that although it may not necessarily promote nudism, the movie is still watchable and entertaining.

                          Whitestokes, I'm hoping you will post your personal review after watching it.

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                          • #14
                            OMIGOSH!! That lady with the shopping cart has a nipple pressing thru her shirt! Quick... somebody call the cops!

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                            • #15
                              I saw a French tv program devoted to the movie called Opionion Publique. From what I could get from it, it sounded as if it was going to be a very honest and positive portrayal of nudism. I'm disappointed to hear otherwise but that tv program at least was a plus and the majority of the studio audience had a favorable opinion of nudism in the end (they took a quick poll) but then again, it's a French audience...still a good thing though.

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