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Claude Mulot (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
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Release Date:
October 1970 (USA) See more »
The First Sex-Horror Film Ever Made!
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Philippe Lemaire ... Frédéric
Anny Duperey ... Anne (as Annie Duperey)
Elizabeth Teissier ... Moira (as Elisabeth Teissier)
Olivia Robin ... Barbara
Michèle Perello ... Agnès (as Michelle Perello)
Valérie Boisgel ... Catherine
Jean-Pierre Honoré ... Paul Bertin (as J.P. Honoré)
Gérard-Antoine Huart ... Wilfried (as Gérard Huart)
Jacques Seiler ... Le policier
Michel Charrel ... L'homme louche
Roberto ... Igor
Johnny Cacao ... Olaf
Howard Vernon ... Professeur Römer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Véronique Verlhac ... La cliente de la galerie (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Mulot 
Writing credits
Claude Mulot (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
Jean Larriaga (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) &
Edgar Oppenheimer (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue)

Produced by
Edgar Oppenheimer .... producer
Original Music by
Jean-Pierre Dorsay 
Cinematography by
Roger Fellous 
Film Editing by
Monique Kirsanoff 
Production Management
Georges Dybman .... production manager

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Also Known As:
"La rose écorchée" - France (original title)
"The Burnt Rose" - International (English title) (informal alternative title)
"The Flayed Rose" - International (English title) (literal title)
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France:92 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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An Under Rated Gem of 70's Euro Horror, 19 May 2007
Author: pj75pj75 from United States

The first real film from a director who went on to do a lot of interesting work in the 1970's and 80's before his tragic death by drowning in 1986.

An avowed homage to Eyes Without a Face, the film unquestionably creates its own atmosphere and goes in a very different direction from its more famous model. Mulot's film has great cinematography, an interesting script construction and a very melancholic mood that marks it out from most low budget shockers of the period. Although not a costume piece as such, it is probably closer to the classic Mill of the Stone Women than to Franju's film.

The acting and direction are of a uniformly high standard. Anny Duperey and Philip Lemaire impart real depth to their characterizations and it's great to see Euro legend Howard Vernon once again. The film was sold as a mixture of sex and horror and the sex is provided by a bevy of stunning Euro babes including Valerie Boisgel and Michele Perello who went on to feature in Morgane et ses Nymphes before disappearing into the hinterlands of porn.

Well worth more than a passing look for any fan of classy Euro horror, this one has probably improved with age and repays repeated viewings.

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