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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)
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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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 symptoms, they become confused. They spend the rest of their lives behind the walls... of asylums!
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Rupa u dusi (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
Les enfants dans les champsSee more »

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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Ah, the golden early 70's, 30 November 2006
Author: dead-valley from United States

I've seen people write that the only true Surrealist films were made in the 20's-30's with of course Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou heading the pack. Now "Sweet Movie" might not be a true Surrealist film, but I think an argument can be made that it's definitely surrealism that follows the path of the aforementioned classic from Bunuel. I've seen Jodorowsky referenced to describe it, and to me it was reminiscent of Fernando Arrabal's stuff, aside from the obvious shocking imagery and 70's vibe.

I've just watched it, and besides some symbolism (repressed/sheltered life vs "liberation"), I'm not going to champion the film as having some deep meaning behind it. There is an evident juxtaposition of innocence (Miss Virginity) and the surreal messed up journey she embarks on and the abuse she has to endure, along with interspersed Holocaust footage and a parallel tale of a supposedly Communist woman and her deviant activities and relationship with a fellow revolutionary. What ensues are scenes that are designed to shock, but Makavejev would probably say that he wanted to "Freudian out" with it. Despite the plethora of shock scenes, there are definitely humorous parts and it's all done in a lighthearted manner to me).

I didn't think it was great, as it was too much of an amalgamation with no strong substance, but it still works for what it was (see above) and besides being offbeat it had an inviting festive vibe (combined with the exploitation!). I suppose art-house exploitation is a proper title.

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