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Sweet Movie (1974)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 12 June 1974 (France)
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 overview, first billed only:
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Miss Monde 1984 / Miss Canada
Pierre Clémenti ...
Potemkin Sailor
Anna Prucnal ...
Capitaine Anna Planeta
Sami Frey ...
El Macho
Jane Mallett ...
Mrs. Alplanalpe
Roy Callender ...
Jeremiah Muscle
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Aristote Alplanalpe, AKA M. 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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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Um Filme Doce  »

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CAD 700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Originally the entire movie was intended to be about the adventures of Miss Canada, but the actress portraying her, Carol Laure, quit during the commune scene. After that the plot about the female boat captain was written and added to the movie. See more »

Quotes

Jeremiah Muscle: I'm not just anybody.
Jeremiah Muscle: Why they even wanted to put me on exhibit in the Museum of Natural Sciences.
Jeremiah Muscle: My portrait is used in Szondy's Test.
Jeremiah Muscle: I am listed in Krafft-Ebing.
Jeremiah Muscle: I am a certified psychopath.
Jeremiah Muscle: I am even quoted by Lombroso and my size is SUPERHUMAN.
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Connections

Featured in Rupa u dusi (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Is there life on the Earth?
Music by Manos Hadjidakis
Lyrics by Anne Lonnberg and Dusan Makavejev
Performed by Anne Lonnberg
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Watch it, if you dare
20 August 2004 | by (San Antonio, TX, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it seems as if the creators have done everything possible to make you abort viewing it before the last reel. The vast majority of people will find it offensive, disgusting, and vomit-inducing. I find it refreshing for that very fact.

"Sweet Movie" is a vehicle designed to elicit base reactions from the audience. While the plot is not coherent, the acting not ultimately believable, and the cinematography shaky at best, nevertheless the complete package is more than the sum of its parts. Especially for American audiences, I dare anyone to watch the entire movie without at least one genuine reaction of revulsion. And that makes it almost unique.


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