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Love on a Pillow (1962)

Le repos du guerrier (original title)
A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Robert Hossein ...
Jean-Marc Bory ...
Pierre Leroy
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Maître Varange
Jacqueline Porel ...
Madame Le Theil - la mère de Geneviève
Jean-Marc Tennberg ...
Coco
Robert Dalban ...
Le brigadier
Ursula Kubler ...
L'infirmière
Christian Melsen ...
L'inspecteur de police
Macha Méril ...
Raphaële (as Macha Meril)
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Katov - un sculpteur
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Georges Aminel ...
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When the Parisian bourgeois Geneviève Le Theil travels to Dijon to resolve outstanding subjects in the inheritance left by her wealthy aunt, she mistakenly opens the door of another room in the hotel, finding a suicidal near death on the bed. Later Geneviève goes to the hospital and is introduced to Renaud Sarti, the nihilistic alcoholic vagrant she saved. Geneviève falls in love for Renaud and brings him to her apartment in Paris, initiating a destructive, masochistic and corrupt relationship with the abusive man. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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5 September 1962 (France)  »

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Referenced in Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965) See more »

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schizophrenic
6 July 2000 | by (dublin, ireland) – See all my reviews

This film's interest lies less in its indifferent, sweetly bourgeois bourgeois-baiting, than in its dramatisation of Vadim's mind, his sense of power in having 'created' Bebe; his emasculation as she transcended and abandoned him. This schizophrenia is given the revenge treatment here as Bardot navigates a liberating plot, eventually escaping stifling social respectability and imperiously mastering sadistic lover. This is filmed, however, in a fetishistic way, diminishing her sexual power, while leaving her nakedly vulnerable to the masculine gaze.


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