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Love Me Strangely (1971)

Un beau monstre (original title)
R | | Drama | March 1976 (USA)
Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the "handsome brute" proceeds to emotionally torture his second wife, Nathalie. The sadistic plan is picked up on by Officer Leroy who suspects the truth. ... See full summary »

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Nathalie Revent
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Alain Revent
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L'inspecteur Leroy
Alain Noury ...
Dino
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Jacqueline
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Sylvie Revent
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Vincent
Yves Brainville ...
Le commissaire Dedru
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Le professeur Richet - un psychiatre
André Chanu ...
Le docteur Schwartz
Jacques Castelot
Georges Berthomieu ...
Le toxicologue
Guy Marly ...
Le chimiste
Michel Peyrelon ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Robert Le Béal ...
Le juge
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Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the "handsome brute" proceeds to emotionally torture his second wife, Nathalie. The sadistic plan is picked up on by Officer Leroy who suspects the truth. Will he be able to snatch the unfortunate woman from the evil Alain's clutches? Written by Anonymous

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French visa # 37299 delivered on 9-2-1971. See more »

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Written and Performed by Georges Garvarentz Et Son Orchestre
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kept me most engaged
7 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well trust the strange French to come up with a such a strange film of strange love. My print bears the title, Love Me Strangely, though, strangely enough the box has, The Last Dance of the Blonde Devil, which is really bizarre and seems to caste the blame for all the strangeness on poor Virna Lisi. She is very good, bit past her prime, but does really well with a difficult part. Helmut Berger is excellent and fully convincing as the real Mr Strange. The sexual scenes ate mild by today's standards but are still effective and must have packed a punch back in the day. I suppose the film is a little overlong but it kept me most engaged and I was surprised to find that it ran just under two hours. Always looks good, the music is very much of the time but because it is French not the best rock music in the world, but helps things along anyway. Interesting, thought provoking and more than a little creepy without veering into the horror genre. Charles Aznavour surprisingly good and if his explanation of Berger's strangeness towards the end a little pat, this is not his fault. Very enjoyable, if a little worrying.


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