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Riddles of the Sphinx (1977)

| Drama | 1977 (UK)
In this avant-garde classic, protagonist Louise deals with a change in her lifestyle in which she must learn to negotiate domestic life and motherhood.
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Dinah Stabb ...
Louise
Merdelle Jordine ...
Maxine
Riannon Tise ...
Anna
Clive Merrison ...
Chris
Marie Green ...
Acrobat
Paula Melbourne ...
Rope Act
Crisse Trigger ...
Juggler
Mary Maddox ...
Voice Off (voice)
Laura Mulvey ...
Herself / Voice Off
Marion Dain
Rosalind Delmer
Mary Dickenson
Rosamund Howe
Carole James
Claire Johnston
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In this avant-garde classic, protagonist Louise deals with a change in her lifestyle in which she must learn to negotiate domestic life and motherhood.

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The daily life of a woman with a child.
25 October 2004 | by (Bloomingtion, IN, USA) – See all my reviews

The movie starts with an intro of a woman telling the mythical story of Oedipus and the Sphinx. The movie then goes into showing a woman fixing breakfast for her child. A womans voice is heard saying one word at a time that relates to the current scene being shown. The woman in the film puts her child in bed. The camera slowly moves horizontally while loud synthetic music plays in the background. This occurs throughout the whole film.

I have seen many experimental and "art" films but during this film I became so bored that after about 45 minutes and more than half the viewing audience had left I finally got up and walked out also.

I don't recommend this movie unless you need a place to take a nap.


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