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Sweet Movie (1974)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 June 1974 (France)
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The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Miss Monde 1984 / Miss Canada
Pierre Clémenti ...
Potemkin Sailor
Anna Prucnal ...
Anna Planeta / Capt. Ann
Sami Frey ...
El Macho
Jane Mallett ...
PDG / Chastity Belt Lady
Roy Callender ...
Jeremiah Muscle
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Mr. Kapital
Hansi Roll
Therese Schulmeister
Renata Steiger
Berndt Stein
Herbert Stumpfl
Otto Muehl ...
Member of Therapie-Komune
Catherine Sola
Louis Bessières
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The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard for sex, death, and revolutionary talk. The beauty queen passes from a wealthy husband whose honeymoon delight is to urinate on her, to a muscular keeper who punches her, stows her in a suitcase, and ships her to Paris, to a lip-synching rock idol with whom she has a love spasm, to an Austrian commune complete with a banquet of vomit, urine, feces, chopped dildos, and wet nurses. By then she's in a fetal position, until everyone's rescued by reminders that "it's just a movie." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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candy | boy | miss canada | ship | dead body | See more »

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12 June 1974 (France)  »

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Um Filme Doce  »

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Budget:

CAD 700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The BBFC refused to give the film a UK cinema certificate in 1975, effectively banning it in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Kapital: [speaking about his new bride Miss Canada] So now I have acquired a lady of the house... A personal jewel... but above all... a purified sanitation system for unchecked waste!
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References Triumph of the Will (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Macho
Music by Pierre Dutour
Lyrics by Santiago El Ghi
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Brave, bold and very well shot
1 October 2007 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

First reaction to this challenging and astonishing film might be to pronounce it depraved or that the director is but then there is no suggestion that one will come away from this unique film a less moral person and so the accusation fails. Certainly I would like to think that for everybody there will be at least some part of this they find hard to take, indeed I don't think I would like to sit too closely to anyone who lapped up every frame. Excess of all kind on display here plus a really difficult striptease among young children. And yet, I think despite some of the more flip and seeming silliness, Makavejev is screaming out for the individual to rediscover his private and public freedom. The Soviet Union comes in for most of the kicking, but then why wouldn't it in 1974 when they were still presiding over the director's birthplace and still denying the massacre of Poles so distressingly shown in original b/w footage. Personally, having previously only encountered Otto Muehl through the films of Kurt Kren, I found his antics here the hardest to take. Here the overt element of homoerotic SM as overweight men spat and sicked up over each other seemed to go further than the catharsis of those other movies. But hey someone might find those bit's the best. Brave, bold and very well shot with a marvellous soundtrack.


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