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Checkerboard (1959)

Les tripes au soleil (original title)
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Complete credited cast:
Jacques Richard Jacques Richard ... Bob Stanley
Toto Bissainthe Toto Bissainthe ... Bessie Vance
Douta Seck Douta Seck ... Vance
Grégoire Aslan ... Stanley père
Roger Blin Roger Blin ... Slim
Milly Vitale ... Prostitute
Anne Carrère Anne Carrère ... Tourist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doudou Babet Doudou Babet ... Le vagabond
Daniel Emilfork
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A TOUR OF VIOLENCE... IN BLACK & WHITE!

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Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

February 1969 (USA) See more »

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Checkerboard See more »

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Mono
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What the $#&& was this?!?!
14 September 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film will make your brain ache--unless you happen to be schizophrenic!! The film is a surreal mess and it's practically impossible to adequately describe it.

The film begins in the fictional paradise of Cicada--a land almost completely isolated from the outside world. A tour guide is taking some foreigners through town. As he describes it glowingly, the people see a wide variety of repellent images--with lots of deliberately gratuitous nudity and violence in this dirty crap-hole. In addition, you get to see a severed cow head that spouts water from its nostrils and it's used like a faucet! Wow...pass the LSD! What follows after the tour group leaves appears to be a parody of the American South--with its strict (at times) segregation, racist attitudes and white folks trying to get in the pants of black women. It's all very coarse as well as stupid. So, instead of actually making a statement about a need for change, it's just an incredibly bizarre and cheaply made crap film. Probably not worth your time unless you've already seen every movie already made and are looking to see the last!


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