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Vice and Virtue (1963)

Le vice et la vertu (original title)
Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of France, VICE AND VIRTURE is a stylized retelling of the Marquis de Sade's Justine, as envisioned by one of cinema's most provocative filmmakers Roger Vadim.

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SS Colonel Erik Schörndorf
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General von Bamberg
Philippe Lemaire ...
Hans Streicher
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Héléna
Valeria Ciangottini ...
Manuela
Paul Gégauff ...
Le docteur S.S. / S.S. doctor
Astrid Heeren ...
Danielle
Serge Marquand ...
Ivan
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Lieutenant Hoech
Michel de Ré ...
Professeur Naroyortz, astrologue / Astrologer
Jean Lévitte ...
(as Jean Le Vitte)
Howard Vernon ...
Un général S.S. / SS Man
Henri Virlojeux ...
L'intellectuel joueur d'échecs, président du tribunal
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Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of France, VICE AND VIRTURE is a stylized retelling of the Marquis de Sade's Justine, as envisioned by one of cinema's most provocative filmmakers Roger Vadim.

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Laster und Tugend  »

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Pasolini owes nothing to Vadim!
9 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Outside the fact that both works ("le vice et la vertu" and "salo' ) take place during WW2,it's absolutely impossible to compare an auteur like Pasolini to a mediocre third-rate drudge whose works have not worn well at all:"And God created woman" and the first version of "les liaisons dangereuses" are dated old hat stuff.

Vadim's movie is entertaining,if it's not taken literally:it's a farce which recalls erotic comics of the sixties,particularly the scenes in the baroque castle where Hossein and Girardot give the victims (including the latter's clueless sister Justine-Deneuve- and the future Bond villainess Luciana Paluzzi) a rough time .

Pasolini's work will hurt you,shock you,leave you completely depressed and exhausted .Vadim's will make you laugh ,and wonder why all these talented actors got lost is this masquerade.


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