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La belle captive (1983)

Walter is told by his boss, Sara, to deliver an urgent letter to Henri de Corinthe. On the way he finds a beautiful woman he had been eying in a nightclub, lying in the road, bound up. He ... See full summary »

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Walter is told by his boss, Sara, to deliver an urgent letter to Henri de Corinthe. On the way he finds a beautiful woman he had been eying in a nightclub, lying in the road, bound up. He takes her to a villa to get a doctor, and ends up being locked in a bedroom with her. While she is making love to him, he has visions of surrealistic images from René Magritte's paintings. In the morning, the girl, Marie-Ange, has vanished, the villa looks derelict, and his neck is bleeding. Was it all just a nightmare? Written by Will Gilbert

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The Beautiful Prisoner  »

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Marie-Ange van de Reeves: I don't have a name. I'm sorry. I lost it. I'll let you know if I find it.
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Le quinzième quatuor (Streichquartett Nr. 15 op. 161. D. 887)
Written by Franz Schubert (as Schubert)
Performed by Alban Berg Quartett (as Alban Berg Quartet)
EMI CO 6903832
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Death and the Maiden
4 November 2010 | by (Russian Federation, Ivanovo) – See all my reviews

Everything in this film is blurred and everything is ambiguous and shaky. The main character, Walter Raim, who is, or probably isn't, some kind of secret service agent, meets, or probably doesn't meet, a beautiful and strange woman. And everything what's happening probably isn't happening at all and after every episode he tries to understand, did it happen or not and if it really did happen then what was it? But slowly and inexorably everything moves to the finish which is as incredible as all the occurrences in this picturesque drama. While so many films are adapted from a certain story The Beautiful Prisoner is based on the paintings by René François Ghislain Magritte and is as much surrealistic with the same striking shift of reality. On the side of the visual art this film is simply fantastic.


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