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Sweet Ecstasy (1962)

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Not Rated | | Drama | 7 March 1962 (France)
Olivier, a handsome but callow and moody young student, picks up an enthusiastic actress during a theatre rehearsal, and is introduced to her acquaintances -- a group of jaded rich kids who... See full summary »

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(as Max Pecas)

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(screenplay), (dialogue) (as G.M. Dabat) | 1 more credit »
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... Maddy
... Elke
Vittoria Prada ... Barbara
Christian Pezey ... Olivier
Jenny Astruc ... Mick
Michèle Bardollet ... Choutte (as Michelle Bardollet)
Robert Drame ... (as Robert Darame)
Michel Gordon
Lionel Bernier
Brigitte Suard
... (as Mitzouko)
Conrad Pringle
Robert Barre
Jacques Bézard ... (as Jacques Bezard)
Roger Rudel
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Olivier, a handsome but callow and moody young student, picks up an enthusiastic actress during a theatre rehearsal, and is introduced to her acquaintances -- a group of jaded rich kids who spend their time storming around the Riviera harassing passersby, throwing wild parties and following all the latest trends. When sexy Elke gives him the eye, he leaves the actress in the lurch and joins the gang for a decadent party aboard a yacht. However, Elke's wanton ways and Olivier's inexperience do not mesh. Charlie accidentally sets the yacht afire. The gang wreaks its vengeance by luring him into a dangerous contest of bravura on a construction site.

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Like one of those perfumed nights that rob you of sleep...

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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.56 (1961) See more »

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Il faut Saisir Sa Chance
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Lyrics by Charles Aznavour
Performed by Georges Garvarentz Et Son Orchestre (uncredited)
Sung by Johnny Hallyday (uncredited)
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Nihilistic youth in '62!
20 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This early 60's French (dubbed) film is semi-interesting mainly because of the stunning presence of a 21 year old Elke Sommer. As the BAD good girl who uses her sexual presence to conform to the selfish philosophies of her group of disenchanted young people, she is fresh and beautiful. This intelligent and talented actress was never in the quality of films she should have been. The Leader of the groups looks like a cross between a young Rock Hudson and young Gregory Peck and is convincing.

A 4 out of 10. Many of these "exploitation" films of the 60's, especially black and white ones are interesting, but this one's only real qualities are Ms. Sommer's presence, the locales and the lifestyle of these young folks!


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