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Sweet Lies (1988)

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An insurance investigator is visiting Paris on assigment. He is soon made the object of a seduction bet amongst three ladies. Problems arise when the girls realize they are really falling ... See full summary »

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Peter
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Joëlle
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Dixie
Laura Manszky ...
Lisa
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Bill
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
Maggie
Aïna Walle ...
Isabelle (as Aina Walle)
Gisèle Casadesus ...
Nemo (as Gisele Casadesus)
Bernard Fresson ...
Mr. Leguard
Franck Tiozzo ...
Mersault
Richard Dieux ...
Bill's Driver
Arpad Busson ...
Claude (as Arky Busson)
Lucy Morgan ...
Bradshaw
Caroline Ducrocq ...
Woman Pollo Club
Jérôme George ...
Pollo Club Manager (as Jerome George)
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An insurance investigator is visiting Paris on assigment. He is soon made the object of a seduction bet amongst three ladies. Problems arise when the girls realize they are really falling for him. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Film was originally scheduled to be released Fall 1988. See more »

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ZOUK-LA-SE SEL MEDIKAMAN NOU NI
Written by Georges Decimus and Jacob Desvarieux
Performed by Jacob Desvarieux
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Bland, but symbolic of my appreciation for obscure films!
9 September 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Here's why....

No way was I going to stay up late to watch The Witching Hour, so I inserted a new 3 hour cassette (for the 30 minute feature), pressed record on the VCR and dozed off... The next day, I watched it, liked it.. but being the couch potato I am, there's no way I was going to reach for the remote, so I left the tape running.. discovering Sweet Lies.

I found it quite interesting. Plot sounds lame, insurance investigator stalking this fraud guy, gets in a love triangle with two french women.. pfft. Yet I found myself laughing at some of the most unfunny scenes in cinematic history ~ (Joelle glueing her foot to the floor, the fraud's prune of a wife attacking him with a golf club, the fraud's french lover who lets strangers into her house, the french grandma who likes to sit on park benches in her dressing gown at night, etc..) Treat Williams was a bit wooden, but the leading ladies performed quite nicely. I esp. liked the character of Lisa (played by Mary-Louise Parker lookalike Laura Manszky), she was quite funny, cool French accent. Is she actually French?

Ignoring a few characters like that boxer Mersault & Dixie's pigheaded brother Claude (who needs to learn how to act NOW!), will help you enjoy it a little bit more. Set in Paris, it seems as though it was filmed in a different French city, although I could be wrong.

Since viewing Sweet Lies, I've grown a higher respect for the obscure/independent movie industry and plan to devote more time to these than to the box-office successes. I guess that means I'm off to the Dendy Independent Film cinemas at Newtown, I'll have to tolerate the urine smell.

Thanks, Sweet Lies!! 6/10


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