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  (in credits order)

Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Ignazio
Agathe Vannier ... Maria

Lou Castel ... Michel
Stefania Casini

Joe Dallesandro ... Le psychiatre
Angelica Ippolito
Sarah Manuelli ... La petite fille
Stéphane Vilar ... Le mari
Jane Pugh ... La fille du bar

Directed by
Bernard Dubois 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bernard Dubois 

Produced by
Bernard Dubois .... producer
Original Music by
Walter Martino 
Cinematography by
Paul Bonis 
Film Editing by
Yann Dedet 
Casting by
Brigitte Grosjean 
Production Design by
Roberto Gentile 
Makeup Department
Bianca Casella .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bernard-P. Guiremand .... production manager (as Bernard Guiremand)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerald Morin .... assistant director
Sound Department
Sergio Basili .... foley artist
Antoine Bonfanti .... sound
Aldo De Martino .... assistant sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Elgo Dentale .... electrician
Riccardo Dolci .... assistant camera (as Ricardo Dolci)
Carola Saltamerenda .... still photographer
Umberto Torriero .... grip
Other crew
Hélène Viard .... continuity
Christian Biegalski .... thanks
Giuseppe Fornaro .... thanks
Roger Leenhardt .... thanks
Jean-François Stévenin .... thanks
Jeanne-Pompelia Ulysse .... thanks

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Hardly watchable gory-philosophical crap, 22 September 2000
Author: galexandre from Paris, France

To my knowledge, this film has never been released commercially in France, and no wonder why ! Shot in 16 mm, hardly audible, the story unfurls around a terrible bad actress pretending that she is a rebel to society by dismembering her family and people around her. Impossible to believe the poor thesp one minute, and the short gory scenes (a severed head on the freeway, a dismembered body in a cupboard, a dog with his belly ripped plus some gunshots) are barely OK. The director probably wanted to make a genre movie (horror for instance) while giving to it some social twist (the woman claims that for her, all social corporations like family, prison, mental asylum - where she ends up - are alike and lethal for individuality). For the fans, Joe Dallesandro has a short scene as the psychiatrist who takes care of Maria, lasting five minutes. Don't bother looking for the tape, even if I know it's been released, long ago in France, for rent. As for myself, I saw it at the French Cinematheque, the only place in the world where they would dare showing such a masterpiece !

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