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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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Feeding Back
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‘Sweet Movie’ and the body as politics
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The Imaginary Documentaries of Montreal Filmmakers Frank Vitale, Allan Moyle, and Stephen Lack
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SWEET Jesus, what a brilliant MOVIE! See more (53 total) »

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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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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:
Mr. Kapital:[Mr. Kapital and Miss Canada in a helicopter flying above the Niagara Falls] You see that little fountain down there?
[points down to Niagara Falls]
Miss Monde 1984:Yes.
Mr. Kapital:It's gonna be my biggest undertaking in landscape architecture. I'm gonna buy it from the Canadian Government. I'm gonna renovate it, redecorate it. Get rid of the water, turn off the falls.
[Laughs]
Mr. Kapital:I'm gonna install an electronic, synthetic, laser moving image in livin' color. In livin' color, honey! Yeah. And we're gonna have a huge quadraphonic sound system. Yeah! Of the royal waters. Yeah! We're gonna have the best sight and sound system available. Unaffected by weather conditions.
[...]
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15 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
SWEET Jesus, what a brilliant MOVIE!, 9 August 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

It doesn't happen very often that you encounter a movie that totally & utterly perplexes you, but Dusan Makavejev's "Sweet Movie" definitely is such a rare experience! The box of the VHS I watched describes the film as "a erotic comedy with a tongue-in-cheek attitude towards the psychiatric world". Well…yeah, maybe. But still I wouldn't really recommend it to fans of ordinary comedies, or to admirers of erotic cinema and I can't even begin to imagine what eminent people in psychiatry would make of it! I'd say that "Sweet Movie" is exclusively meant for cult cinema hunters with a passion for art-house atmospheres, experimental story ideas and extremely eccentric characters. This is a unique and thoroughly bizarre film, yes, but I wouldn't go too far in calling it "shocking", "sick" or "repulsive", as that might frighten people unnecessarily! Undoubtedly Makavejev's script contains a truckload of offensive elements and unsubtle social statements, but the wholesome remains stylish and inexplicably funny at all times. There's two main story lines, but unlike I expected, they do not merge together in the end. The first story revolves on a young introvert beauty and her introduction to the dangerous world of sexual perverts. Being the winner of a virgin-beauty contest, young Miss Canada is married off to a sardonic industrialist with…um…peculiar body parts (truly fabulous appearance by cult icon John Vernon!). Following a series of events that are too insane to mention, the poor girl ends up among an assembly of "artists" that work with their own faeces and vomit. People that are familiar with the work of Otto Mühl know exactly what to expect of this and, yes, it's all shown in detail... The other story is – believe it or not – even more deranged than the first and follows a strange lady as she navigates her flamboyant ship down the Seine. She has sex on deck, seduces young schoolboys and brutally kills people atop a large pile of sugar! Sweet, indeed!

How do you begin review a movie like "Sweet Movie"? As mentioned before, you have to be very careful who to recommend it to. Makavejev's filming style and world perspectives are perhaps similar to the oeuvres of acclaimed directors John Waters ("Pink Flamingos") and Alejandro Jodorowsky ("El Topo"), but his motivations and political convictions clearly differ. Also, some people will think the controversy in "Sweet Movie" is artsy, whereas others will label it as pure and meaningless trash! Fact remains that this movie is unique and courageous, especially considering its period of release and land(s) of origin. The first story (with Carol Laure) loses a bit of its impact near the end and I didn't really like the climax, but the other story (starring the Polish Anna Prucnal) only gets more depraved with each twist and eventually reaches a stunning denouement. The sex sequences couldn't be more explicit and, somehow, Makavejev is the ONLY director capable of being tasteless and stylish at the same time! The use of music is brilliant and the decors as well as the set pieces are downright breathtaking. It may not be for all tastes, but if you're searching for an exceptional cinematic experience, there's NOTHING that even remotely matches this sweet, sweet, sweet "SWEET MOVIE"

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