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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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Miss Monde 1984 / Miss Canada
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Potemkin Sailor
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Capitaine Anna Planeta
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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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Um Filme Doce  »

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CAD 700,000 (estimated)
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Because of her role in the film, Anna Prucnal was exiled from her native Poland for 7 years. The government even denied her a visa to see her dying mother. See more »

Quotes

Miss Monde 1984: [after a less-than-satisfying honeymoon with Mr. Kapital] I expected something else to happen.
PDG: Nonsense, he's the most powerful millionaire in the world!
Lawyer: I think that for your own good, you better forget this marriage.
Miss Monde 1984: Then I think I should get alimony.
Lawyer: I advise you strongly to refrain from thinking anything.
PDG: Yes, thinking can sometimes be a very dangerous exercise.
Lawyer: Very dangerous, indeed.
Miss Monde 1984: This is insane!
PDG: Yes, maybe we should ask for a psychiatric examination.
Lawyer: There are people with similar ...
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Featured in Rupa u dusi (1994) See more »

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Ta paidia kato ston kampo
Written by Manos Hadjidakis
Performed by Maria Katira
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Prurient interest is not irrelevant
3 August 2004 | by (New South Wales, Australia) – See all my reviews

There are some films that are designed to shock, some designed to titillate, some that delight in disgusting the view. For Makavejev, shock, disgust and titillation are never the purpose, but a means to a form of psycho-liberation. Makavejev in Sweet Movie hurtles us head first into the confronting theses of Post-Freudian Wilhelm Reich. We are forced to confront our relationship to our primal beings. He literally smears our consciousness with faeces, vomit and carnality.

We cannot watch orgiastic scenes of regressive acts, a sensual striptease played out inches from the faces of young boys, Carol Laure masturbating in a pool of molten chocolate without a visceral reaction. We are forced to confront our own repressed desires and shine a light in the dark recesses of our own psyche.

Here is revolution at it's most personal, montaged together with lashings of wild humour. Allow your head to give up control and come along for the ride. Recommended to anyone who is willing to put their concept of themselves on the line a risk a flirtation with prurient madness.

8/10


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