Feature-length documentary film featuring real-life letters written by American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. ... See full summary »
J. Kenneth Campbell
Victor Vautier is incorrigible: he's in constant motion, working several cons at once, using different names and changing disguises. He's charming and outrageous, incapable of uttering a ... See full summary »
Enhanced,so to speak,by a horrible neodisco soundtrack by Cerrone,"Dancing machine" is a disaster,although the place -a dancing school-is an usually place for a thriller,the first one since Argento's "Suspiria"(1976)A former dancer (Delon) and his henchman (a sullen Patrick Dupont ,a danseur étoile)are making all it rough for their students,like the harshest of drill sergeants.Some of their (female) dancers mysteriously die ,and it might be crimes.
The plot has nothing to recommend it yet:the killer's identity is so implausible,so illogical,so far-fetched that it ruins absolutely everything which came before -which was not much anyway,unless the numerous (all female)nudities count.
"He was certainly insane" says the cop :always the easy way out when you cannot bring a killer's motives .The authors of the movie were too.
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