Fred, the nephew of a senator,has murdered a Black man on a train. The two only witnesses are Lizzie McKay, a prostitute from New York, and Sidney, a colored man. Fred decides to seduce ...
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Life in a small Mexican village where joy and misery, hope and pain, passion and guilt, love and decay, life and death are mixed in the peasants life and two French citizens who end up stranded in there, during a typhoid epidemic.
Rafael E. Portas
Víctor Manuel Mendoza
A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe.... See full summary »
Normandy, second half of the nineteenth century. Jeanne Dandieu lives in a manor house with her parents and their servant Rosalie. She gets to know Julien, a handsome man, whom she soon ... See full summary »
Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she ... See full summary »
Fred, the nephew of a senator,has murdered a Black man on a train. The two only witnesses are Lizzie McKay, a prostitute from New York, and Sidney, a colored man. Fred decides to seduce Lizzie in order to make her give false evidence according to which Sidney has attempted to rape her. The uncle also puts pressure on the young woman. After much hesitation, Lizzie finally accepts but Sidney, who has nearly got lynched, takes refuge at her home... Written by
The late forties/fifties were a time when Sartre's works were often transferred to the screen .In the space of seven years ,there was "Les Jeux Sont Faits" by Jean Delannoy "Huis Clos" by Jacqueline Audry and "La Putain Respectueuse" by Brabant/Pagliero.The three films are commendable .
Brabant/Pagliero's film is faithful to the writer's play.It sure was not easy to locate the story in America ,to find an actress in the Gloria Grahame mold and to recreate the riots and the atmosphere of America but they manage quite well.Barbara Laage is convincing and her last scene with the unfortunate black young man very moving.No exit indeed.It's quite possible that Sartre's story was inspired by black writer Richard Wright who took refuge in France .
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