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Memoirs of a French Whore (1979)

La dérobade (original title)
X | | Drama | May 1982 (USA)

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Marie
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Maloup
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André
Jean Benguigui ...
Jean-Jean
Martine Ferrière ...
Madame Pedro
Daniel Duval ...
Gérard aka "Gégé"
Brigitte Ariel ...
Odette
Marie Pillet ...
Lulu
Régis Porte ...
François
Michel Berto
Yvon Brexel
Bernard Cazassus
Henry Djanik
Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
Albert Dray
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A late-seventies riposte to feminism.
26 April 2000 | by (dublin, ireland) – See all my reviews

I hope I can say this and stay within IMDb guidelines, but this is not a very nice film, despite its pretensions to Bresson or Fassbinder. It purports to tell a harrowing story from its female protagonist's point of view - a woman prostituted by her boyfriend becomes both a slave and one of the damned in an inescapable man-made hell - but all the time violence on women is fetishised and exploited, while that on men is chastely elided. It is the duty of filmmakers to expose repression and corruption, not collude in it.


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