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The Flesh of the Orchid (1975)
"La chair de l'orchidée" (original title)

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A disturbed young woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a man also running ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Claire
Bruno Cremer ...
Louis Delage
Edwige Feuillère ...
Madame Bastier-Wagener
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Lady Vamos
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La folle de la gare
Hans Christian Blech ...
Gyula Berekian
François Simon ...
Joszef Berekian
Hugues Quester ...
Marcucci
Rémy Germain ...
Arnaud
Roland Bertin ...
L'homme d'affaires
Marcel Imhoff ...
Le directeur de l'asile
Pierre Asso ...
Le docteur
Marie-Louise Ebeli ...
L'infirmière de l'asile
Ève Francis ...
La mère de Delage
Luigi Zerbinati ...
Alcide
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A disturbed young woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a man also running away, from two killers. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Flesh and the Orchid  »

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a black and white colour experience ...
5 December 2014 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Although this film is in colour, I found myself wondering the day after the first viewing whether it was in black and white or in colour - this was probably due to the darkness which dominates most of the film. Another reviewer has written "improves with a second viewing" and he was right. Unfortunately the copy I saw had English sub-titles which could not be turned off, especially irritating because they were sometimes not just different to the French original but also incorrect. Nevertheless I would regard this as one of the best films of its genre and if you can get hold of an uncut version (amazing and irritating how people love to mess around with old films) it's definitely worth watching (twice!)


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