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Diana
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Sigimond Pons
André Falcon ...
Antonin Pons
Mireille Audibert ...
Sergine Pons
Denis Manuel ...
Le moustachu
Emmanuel Franval
Dominique Marcas
Norma Picadilly ...
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Luz Laurent
Louise Chevalier ...
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Karin Albin
Jean Lara
Carlo Nell
Dominique Erlanger
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Sigismond (Joe Dallesandro) is a man lost in an erotic haze which clouds his judgment. Early in the film, it is evident that the man has a physically passionate relationship with his wife, with whom he has a son. While on a business trip to Paris, he comes under the spell of a famous, beautiful prostitute (Sylvia Kristel) who resembles his wife. However, his efforts to monopolize her attention are not appreciated by her pimp, and he is severely beaten. When he gets a letter informing him of the death of his wife and son, he is totally devastated. Written by Fraghera

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22 September 1976 (France)  »

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Una mujer de la vida  »

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In her autobiography, "Nue", Sylvia Kristel said that this was probably her favorite acting role, and that she found it a shame that not a lot of people saw it at the cinema. See more »

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Glass of Champagne
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Voyage to the end of the night
10 July 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

LA MARGE by Borowski is a dreamy and trippy film – it is anchored in the reality, but it shows a hidden, subconscious reality. Poetic, dramatic and cool, it features also a good, evocative soundtrack of the 70s.

Sigimond (Joe Dallesandro) is married to Sergine. Sergine is pretty and she lives with Sigimond a fulfilled life, sexually and otherwise. One day Sigimond (Joe Dallesandro) goes to Paris, and by night, in a brothel, he knows a prostitute, Diana (Sylvia Kristel). She will personify the mystery of pleasure – beautiful, delicate and elusive. Diana (Sylvia Krystel) will be his obsession.

LA MARGE has mobile and sensitive cameras, a good portrayal of the milieu (environment and characters) and a wonderful soundtrack (for example, the almost forgotten 10cc among others)

LA MARGE is a very personal film – if you like cinema as an audiovisual art, you should try this film, but those that want a film with a very straightforward story should look elsewhere.


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