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A young couple who are into kinky "mind games" get more than they bargained for when a mysterious woman comes into their lives.

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Lisa Schindler
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Jennifer Montgomery
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A bored art-collecting Manhattan couple invite an interesting aging cosmetics saleswoman to enliven their dull lives by directing sex and death "games." Featuring a corpse encased in plaster and displayed in the living room as art, and a twist ending. Written by alfiehitchie

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Where the Normal is Not and the Bizarre Is See more »

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1 September 1967 (West Germany)  »

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Satanische Spiele  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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The part of Lisa Schindler was written for Marlene Dietrich. Producers vetoed the choice, and Simone Signoret was cast. See more »

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When Katherine Ross is traveling up in the lift with the candle stick; a spot can be seen to be being used to simulate light thrown by the candles. See more »

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Crafty, serpentine thriller
13 May 1999 | by (New Orleans, LA) – See all my reviews

Crafty little thriller about a wealthy, bored young couple (James Caan and Katharine Ross) who resort to playing kinky games for kicks. The games turn deadly though when mysterious stranger Simone Signoret insinuates herself into their lives. After a rather slow start, Games soon segues into an exciting, serpentine mystery that seems way ahead of its time for 1967. Although modern audiences have become too adept at sniffing out clues and predicting twist-endings, this film is still very effective at keeping its audience guessing. Rarely shown on tv, but if you do have the opportunity to see it...do!


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