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11 December 2010
Roger Hanin resumes a subject which was often treated in the late
fifties by Leo Joannon or Maurice Cloche :prostitution.But he wants to
tackle the roots of evil.So don't expect to get an eyeful :very little
nudity ,no salacious details ,an attempt at a wholly realist story,all
this to the credit of the director.
Unfortunately , the direction is tentative ,the actors are miscast:who
could believe Robert Hossein ,wearing a ludicrous orange wig,is a
gay?and it takes a lot of imagination to admit that Georges Géret was
once an educated architect.Add a horrible song (by Christian Delagrange
,a bland pop singer)over the flashbacks which would make a wonderful
commercial for Hollywood chewing gum or Ricard and an unbearable drag
act with mewing -another one concerning Madame Butterfly is more
palatable.And a journalist about good enough for taking photographs
.Bruno Cremer tries his best with his part of a captain.
In the end ,we learn that ,although prostitution was forbidden in 1946
(Loi Marthe Richard),it goes on and on and on ,as a car is running
along the Bois De Boulogne.
Like this?Try these : "La Derobade ",Daniel Duval,1980 "Hardcore"
Barbet Schroeder ,1979 (a father is looking for his daughter:its plot
and that of "Le Protecteur " (=the pimp) are similar.
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