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Twice a Woman (1979)

Twee vrouwen (original title)
R | | Drama, Romance | May 1980 (USA)
Woman (Laura) falls in love with girl (Sylvia). They have an affair, but suddenly Sylvia runs off with the ex-husband of Laura. Laura can't understand why, but Sylvia doesn't want to talk ... See full summary »

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Laura
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Alfred
Sandra Dumas ...
Sylvia
Kitty Courbois ...
Sylvia's mother
Tilly Perin-Bouwmeester ...
Laura's mother
Astrid Weyman ...
Karin
Sarah Godbold ...
Little Laura
Charles Gormley ...
The Playwright
Arnold Gelderman ...
Raoul
Adrian Brine ...
Alan Denderman
Gregor Frenkel Frank ...
Rublioff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joop Admiraal ...
Teacher
Tim Beekman ...
Greengrocer
Walter van Canoy ...
Police inspector
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ...
2nd Frenchman
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Woman (Laura) falls in love with girl (Sylvia). They have an affair, but suddenly Sylvia runs off with the ex-husband of Laura. Laura can't understand why, but Sylvia doesn't want to talk to her. Later it becomes clear why Sylvia did this and then it is the ex-husband to be upset. He takes revenge. Written by Marcel Bingley <76242.2340@compuserve.com>

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A Circle of Passion.

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Some years earlier, producer Matthijs van Heijningen attempted to adapt Harry Mulisch' 1975 novel into a film starring Glenda Jackson and Sylvia Kristel and directed by Frans Weisz See more »

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I missed something ... I really wanted to like this movie.
8 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How can you go wrong with two of the best actors around -- Anthony Perkins and Bibi Andersson?

Well, add one absolutely horrid actress. Mix in some overwrought music. Combine this with atrocious editing, so-so cinematography, and an adequate director.

Oh, and don't forget the lousy screenplay, filled with characters who are either pitiable or just plain unlikeable.

I had to give Mr. Perkins and Miss Andersson two stars each for surviving this catastrophe. In fact, the scenes with the two of them are the only aspects of this movie worth watching.

Both are great actors, and have worked with the best. How they found themselves caught in this mess is a mystery that ranks right up there with the Holy Trinity and the Bermuda Triangle.

OK, so now I own a copy. I think I'll keep it. If I ever get discouraged with my writing, I'll just pop this in to remind myself just how terrible some movies can be.


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