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12 June 1974 (France) See more »
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Directed by
Dusan Makavejev 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
France Gallagher  collaboration
Dusan Makavejev 
Martin Malina  collaboration

Produced by
Richard Hellman .... producer
Vincent Malle .... producer
Helène Vager .... executive producer
Original Music by
Manos Hatzidakis 
Cinematography by
Pierre Lhomme 
Film Editing by
Yann Dedet 
Production Design by
Jocelyn Joly 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
Makeup Department
Jacky Bouban .... makeup artist
Christophe Harbonville .... makeup artist
Phuong Maittret .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mychèle Boudrias .... unit production manager
Patrick Desmarestz .... unit production manager
Carole Legault .... production manager
Daniel Riché .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Bourgault .... assistant director
Claire Denis .... second assistant director
Arnie Gelbart .... assistant director
Leonhard Gmür .... assistant director
Bojana Marijan .... assistant director
Fernand Moszkowicz .... assistant director
Wladimir Radovic .... assistant director
Art Department
Guy Augé .... property master
Gabriel Barjolin .... property master
Jean Houde .... property master
Joe K. .... set dresser
Christian Lamarque .... set dresser
Sound Department
Antoine Bonfanti .... sound mixer
Norbert H. Hareguy .... boom operator
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound
Louis Matabon .... foley artist
Bernard Ortion .... sound
Guy Rophé .... sound
Michel Vionnet .... boom operator
Special Effects by
André Trielli .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Abraham .... electrician
Jean-Marie Buquet .... assistant camera
Jean Chiabaut .... camera operator
Richard Copans .... assistant camera
Michel Cénet .... assistant camera
Jean-Louis Daoust .... key grip
Vittorio Fiorucci .... still photographer
Peter Hartmann .... camera operator
Marcel Jaffredo .... key grip
Yann Le Masson .... camera operator
Don Saari .... electrician
Pierre Zucca .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Muriel Ghene .... costumer
Erla Gliserman .... costumer
Editorial Department
Joëlle Barjolin .... assistant editor
Hélène de Luze .... assistant editor
Music Department
Anne Lonnberg .... singer: "Is There Life on Earth?"
Other crew
Mario Nadeau .... production assistant
Catherine Prévert .... script supervisor

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98 min | USA:95 min (cut version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
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!See more »
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Proof of Intelligent film Survived, 20 January 2008
Author: omarramonmuniz from United States

Sweet Movie is a brilliantly absurdist expose about ideological imprisonment and innocence lost. OK, that sentence might sound absurd itself, but let's put it this way. Makavejev has created a brave, brave film. It communicates very engaging thoughts without spoon-feeding us. It does this visually and relies on the experiences and intelligence of the audience to make of it what they will. Montage is used in a smart way. Collages are created with the mis-en-scene. Hilarious juxtaposition, vibrant colors and detailed textures are constant. The music is underground and reoccurs in natural points in the. And politically speaking, it's an incredibly brave and isolated film that accuses the soviets of a crime they had long since denied at the time. Sweet Movie is NOT a snuff film. It is NOT a cult film. Those adjectives water down this intelligent avant-garde film. This is film is nothing like the films of John Waters. Plus, I would like to criticize some of the harsh critics of this movie. Many dislike the film because of the brutal scene in the commune where the members vomit and spit amongst other things. And this film was banned in London because of the scene where the young boys are seduced on the boat traveling through Amsterdam canals. I find it peculiar that those are the scenes that would disturb you, when there is an gut-wrenching intercut scene of raw footage revealing the aftermath of heinous massacres where bodies have been burned to a crisp and shoved in the ground. It's an example of how society finds sex and bodily functions more disturbing than the savagery of genocide.

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