At Oxford, Austrian student Anna von Graz (Jacqueline Sassard) is dating fellow student William (Michael York), whom she plans to marry, but she ends up sleeping with two unhappily married Oxford professors instead.
A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is ... See full summary »
Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyen hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacquleine Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline. Morgan listens skeptically to the dazed denials of Van Rooyen as he tells the story of his relationship with the murdered woman. Morgan, after hearing the story, realizes that the mystery has deepened and it becomes more complicated when the Assistant Commissioner, Sir Brian Lewis, explains that Jacqueline was not married but was being kept by Sir Howard Fenton, a high-ranking diplomat whose name must be kept out of the case.Written by
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The DVD I bought via amazon.uk is "cheap" and has not any kind of subtitles. I read English well, but I don't understand spoken English very fluently. So, I didn't feel very comfortable with this item (or must I put the blame on the film itself?).
Main assets: ChristopherChallis cinematography, Micheline Presle, intelligent use of the sets.
Main weakness: absurd script (Kruger does not recognize the dead woman, his character is sometimes hippie sometimes "macho", the "establishment gentlemen" wear black suit and bowler hat, and Baker has sinusitis).
Definitively, Losey did better than this one.
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