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Pleasure Party (1975)

Une partie de plaisir (original title)
Phillipe and Esther live an apparently idyllic life with their daughter, Elise. In an attempt to preserve this bliss, Phillipe decides that he and Esther should each have affairs, being ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danièle Gégauff ...
Esther
Paul Gégauff ...
Philippe
Clémence Gégauff ...
Elise
Paula Moore ...
Sylvia Murdoch
Cécile Vassort ...
Annie
Giancarlo Sisti ...
Habib
Mario Santini ...
Rosco
Michel Valette ...
Katkof
Pierre Santini ...
Michel
Henri Attal ...
Le codétenu
Jean Cherlian
Jacqueline Clément
Alain David
Tony Librizzi
Dominique Marcas
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Phillipe and Esther live an apparently idyllic life with their daughter, Elise. In an attempt to preserve this bliss, Phillipe decides that he and Esther should each have affairs, being sure to tell each other openly about them. The plan backfires with tragic results as Phillipe becomes engulfed in jealously. Written by Jim Wade

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What an ugly film
28 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Phew! Well, this is certainly no bundle of fun. What an ugly film, was my first thought as I stared at the closing credits. As a seasoned film fan, one is always put on guard when a male lead tells his partner that she should experiment with sleeping with other people. He would not be jealous - oh yea! But here things go from bad to really awful and as someone else has noted it is almost inconceivable that one would be likely to choose to revisit this little number. Having said all that, to discover than long time Chabrol script writer, Paul Gegauff, not only wrote this nasty piece but plays the male lead in question. Not only that but his real life wife plays the appallingly treated partner AND that their actual daughter, plays their screen daughter, just about the only light relief this movie has. Hard to recommend to non Chabrol fans but certainly a powerful piece of cinema.


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