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12 June 1974 (France) See more »
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The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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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Runtime:
98 min | USA:95 min (cut version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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The Italian dialogue was dubbed by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Dacia Maraini.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 symptoms, they become confused. They spend the rest of their lives behind the walls... of asylums!
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13 out of 17 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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