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Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) (1973)

Don Juan ou Si Don Juan était une femme... (original title)
R | | Drama | March 1976 (USA)
Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat - her father has died leaving ... See full summary »

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Jeanne
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Louis Prévost
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Paul
Michèle Sand ...
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Le guitariste
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Clara
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Pierre Gonzague
Juan Álvarez
Lena Grinda
Sylvie Reichenbach
Laurent Vergez
Robert Favart
Aldo Bastoni
Paul Bisciglia
Colette Mareuil
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Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat - her father has died leaving her rich - and she tells the priest stories about men she has seduced. The seduction is easy, she tells him, it's destruction that takes planning. We watch her with an upright elected official, a wealthy boor, and a folk singer. She describes herself as a spider. Her friend Léporella tries to be Jeanne's conscience. What does Jeanne want? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) is the final film for the French actress Brigitte Bardot. See more »

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Featured in Famous T & A (1982) See more »

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Requiem
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker
Conducted by Karl Böhm
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
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I could imagine that films like this led to Bardot's early retirement
22 October 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Just after this film and a small part in one other, top screen star Brigitte Bardot retired from films at age 39. Perhaps she was just tired of the life, perhaps she was rich enough and more money held little attraction or perhaps appearing in crap like this film just took the joy out of the life of an actress. I suspect all three are quite likely reasons for this retirement--and you'd think an actress like her could have gotten roles better than this bilge!

The film is, in many ways, like a porno film without much sex--with a plot that weak and silly. Bardot plays an impossible to believe and completely amoral woman who takes delight in sleeping around and eventually destroying men....or at least casting them aside and letting them destroy themselves. She goes from one conquest to another and there is absolutely no depth or story--just wigs, nice fashions and, occasionally, a boobie. All this is, supposedly, told to a priest to whom she is confessing--like the plot from a bad porno film!!! The dialog, story and acting are all crap and the film doesn't offer enough salacious content to justify wasting your time---even if you see it out of curiosity. Dull, stupid and a waste of a beautiful and very talented woman. I give this film a 1 because I cannot see how anyone could make sex or Bardot dull--but they did! Talk about a waste of talent!!

By the way, one of the reviewers was particularly harsh towards director Vadim for this and many other travesties. Based on his films that I have seen (such as this, the 'remake' of "And God Created Woman", "Barbarella" and others), this attack seems entirely justified.


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