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Alice or the Last Escapade (1977)

Alice ou la dernière fugue (original title)
Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek ... See full summary »

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Alice Caroll
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Henri Vergennes
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Le Vieil Homme et le Docteur
François Perrot ...
L'Homme de 40 ans
Bernard Rousselet ...
Le Mari d'Alice
Thomas Chabrol ...
L'Enfant de 13 ans
Jean Cherlian ...
Emile
Catherine Drusy ...
La Belle Serveuse et l'Infirmière
Jean Le Boulbar ...
Le premier homme (as Jean le Boulbar)
Cécile Maistre ...
La Petite Fille
Louise Rioton ...
La Femme qui chante
Katia Romanoff ...
La Serveuse
Noël Simsolo ...
Jeune homme au banquet
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Le Jeune Homme et le Pompiste
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Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek help. She goes to a creepy manor and is welcomed by the owner, Henri Vergennes, and his butler, Colas. Alice is invited to spend the night in the house. The next morning, Alice can't find the two men from he previous night but finds her car surprisingly fixed. She tries to leave but cannot find the gate. She stops the car and walks around the wall trying to find an exit but becomes increasingly worried with what she finds. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Le 24ème concerto en ut mineur
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed on piano by Paul Von Schilhawski
Conducted by Rudolf Albert
Disque MUSIDISC.
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A psychologically disturbing film which compels us to think about life after death...
2 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surprising movie! A twist in the end! I like such movies, when the viewer is fooled ...when what we thought we understood is overturned! Reminds me of something from 'The Sixth Sense'. Do you agree? I didn't like the the acting of Silvia Kristel in a few sequences, as she seemed to be making some effort to speak. In the first shots with her husband, she acted strangely as she didn't seem distressed at all when announcing the latter that she would leave him. There was no visible stress on her face and she appeared relaxed when communicating her departure. The husband also acted strangely when he told her to stay one more night and to leave tomorrow morning! No one would have realistically said that! didn't like a few shots as well...For instance, some night shots in the beginning were not properly lit. But, it remains a movie with a great script, with minimal dialog, with each shot compelling us to ask...'what will happen next?'. The characters were all weird - and later we can deduce why...


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