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Che? (1972)

R | | Comedy | 3 October 1973 (USA)
A young American woman (Sydne Rome) traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right. Her visit becomes an absurd, decadent, oversexed ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alex
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Nancy
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Joseph Noblart
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Giovanni
Guido Alberti ...
Priest
Henning Schlüter ...
Catone (as Henning Schlueter)
Gianfranco Piacentini ...
Tony
Christiane Barry ...
Dresser
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German #2
Elisabeth Witte ...
Nurse
Mogens von Gadow ...
German #1 (as Mogen von Gadow)
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Young Oaf #1 in Car
Luigi Bonos ...
Painter
Livio Galassi
Carla Mancini
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Storyline

A young American woman (Sydne Rome) traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right. Her visit becomes an absurd, decadent, oversexed version of "Alice in Wonderland", with Marcello Mastroianni as the maddest of mad hatters and Roman Polanski a kinky March hare. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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The kinkiest caper of the year!

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Comedy

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Release Date:

3 October 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diary of Forbidden Dreams  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$64 (USA) (9 October 1973)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When producer Robert Evans was trying to coax Roman Polanski to direct Chinatown (1974), he found Polanski thoroughly absorbed with this film, to the extent that he had bought a 50% share in it. Evans eventually lured Polanski by saying that whatever "What" made in its opening week, he would pay him as his salary for directing "Chinatown". Polanski readily agreed to this, expecting "What" to do well as he considered it the best thing he had done up to that point. Unluckily for Polanski, "What" only grossed $64 on its first week. See more »

Goofs

Nancy's hands are well manicured throughout the movie, but quite ordinary during close-ups, when she's supposedly playing the piano. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Sonata
By Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Claudio Gizzi
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A dream turned into a movie
10 April 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie never ever has been a financial success and many consider it to be Polanski's worst movie ever. This fact proves that only few persons are able to actually recognize what that movie really is, namely an absolute masterpiece. Never ever before a dream was turned that excellently into a movie. Of course, the mainstream viewer's mind is too small to recognize all the Freudian visions hidden in the different scenes. But somebody with a rest of intellect, whose mind is not totally standardized to American mainstream taste, will realize that it actually is not about a soft porn or a comedy but about the visualisation of a dream. Mr. Sigmund Freud had liked it!


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