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The Streetwalker (1976)

La marge (original title)
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, ... See full summary »

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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 ...
The stripper
Camille Larivière ...
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Luz Laurent
Louise Chevalier ...
Feline
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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... the line between love and lechery ...

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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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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Evocative Soundtrack
2 March 2004 | by (Aldwick, England) – See all my reviews

Despite the undoubted shortcomings of this movie, the soundtrack is evocative and memorable, if not haunting, with its blend of contemporary rock and sentimental chanson. Kristel emerges as the better actor with Dallesandro never appearing entirely comfortable (although maybe he isn't supposed to).

It also features a rare appearance of the legendary Citroen SM. Notwithstanding, this is a moral little tale with some beautiful images (no, not just the nudes). There is a beginning, a middle and an end (of sorts).

It deserves a much wider audience than its art-house release in the UK produced. Possibly Walerian Borowczyk's magnum opus.


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