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Alberto De Martino
I think this film would make an excellent double-feature with "The Mean Machine" (also a Barbara Bouchet cinematic vehicle). Boro Draskovic's 1971 doozey "The Rogue" is just as silly, just as exploitative, stupid n' sexist, and just about as much fun (depending on your idea of fun). Marquee headliner Milan Galovic (looking a little like Scott Walker from the Walker Brothers) plays a young womanizing opportunist who's out to get all he can, in a really sloppy way. He's a pimp, philanderer, cocaine smuggler (but a shister one at that), and quiz show cheat. After a while he's even just annoying to look at, especially when his inner thoughts keep coming out in the form of a voice over. It's really hard to follow the exploits of someone who is suppose to be charming, but really he's just grating (on your nerves that is). Barbara Bouchet shows up though as his American girlfriend, and they drive around the country in his convertible sports car with her standing up nude waving her hands in the air. Lots of soft core stuff follows, with the director zooming in on too much tongue action that becomes silly, then tiresome, and finally gross. Even though I quite like Barbara, this film fails to excite, and one gets the impression that it was strickly a paycheck film. The music for the film (though a little lackluster) is ok, but contains a song (with vocals heavily influenced by Edda Del Orso) that is played so often that becomes aural torture. To Barbara's credit, she does catch on to Milan's shifty ways and drops the loser. Once Milan is dumped, he's already set out trying to seduce and con Margaret Lee (the new girlfriend), which will eventually be his own unmaking. Again we are subjected to more softcore footage of Milan and Margaret (if the latter failed to excite, then this is no better), and again I begin to clockwatch. The director does try to insert moments of artsy footage, that just falls to trash. Scenes of an artist spray painting nude girls, and footage of falling paint cans as Milan is stabbed to death seems contrived. But the fact that he does get stabbed to death is relevent to one factor...it's the end of the film. A pretty depressing film, with little to recommend, I found it interesting that the video box art claimed it to be a cult classic. Looking at the number of votes and reviews on IMDB, I find this highly doubtful.
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