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Playing with Fire (1975)
"Le jeu avec le feu" (original title)

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Franz / Francis
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Georges de Saxe / Ses doubles
Anicée Alvina ...
Carolina de Saxe
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Diana Van Den Berg
Agostina Belli ...
Maria, la servande des Saxe
Serge Marquand ...
Mathias
Charles Millot ...
Un ravisseur
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Un messager
Jacques Seiler ...
Le chauffeur de taxi / Le domestique d'Erica / Le prêtre
Michel Berto ...
L'adjoint du commissaire
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Christina, la fille dans la malle / Desdémone
Marc Mazza ...
Un messager
Jacques Doniol-Valcroze ...
Le commissaire Laurent (as J. Doniol-Valcloze)
Nathalie Zeiger ...
Tania, la fille aux chiens
Joëlle Coeur ...
La mariée
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19 February 1975 (France)  »

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Atesle oyun  »

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LE TROUVERE
By Giuseppe Verdii
Performed by Antonietta Stella - Fiorenza Cossotto (as Piorenza Cossotto), Carlo Bergonzi - Ettore Bastianini
Conducted by Tullio Serafin
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Art or Porn...Or Does It Matter?
11 February 2004 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A series of elegantly kinky erotic tableaux, strung together by a mock-thriller plot, this may be Alain Robbe-Grillet's most linear and accessible film. Mind you, an 'accessible' Robbe-Grillet is like a 'good' Ben Affleck movie. Strictly a relative term, and allowances have to be made.

The plot (as far as I can discern one) has Philippe Noiret as a corrupt tycoon teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Desperate to raise a few francs, he decides to fake the kidnapping of his own daughter (Anicee Alvina) and pocket the ransom. He locks the girl up for safe-keeping in a deluxe Art Nouveau brothel, where he himself is a regular client.

In real life, this 'brothel' is the interior of the Palais Garnier - for years the theatre of the Paris Opera. This may be symbolic in some highly obscure way; offscreen voices keep warbling snatches of Il Trovatore. The randy Robbe-Grillet, meanwhile, indulges in all his usual fetishes: torture, lesbianism, necrophilia... One young lady has a 'close personal friendship' with a mastiff hound.

Participating in the fun and games are a young and exceptionally lovely Sylvia Kristel and French soft-porno legend Joelle Coeur. The images are so glacially beautiful, they look like a Helmut Newton photo album sprung to life. Yet are we to take this as a serious avant-garde experiment in the style of Alain Resnais? Or is it just a slice of arty smut? Robbe-Grillet himself seems not to know the answer. Or if he does, he's keeping it well-hidden.


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