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Vice and Virtue (1963)

Le vice et la vertu (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1 March 1963 (France)
Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of France, VICE AND VIRTURE is a stylized retelling of the Marquis de Sade's Justine, as envisioned by one of cinema's most provocative filmmakers Roger Vadim.

Director:

Roger Vadim

Writers:

Roger Vailland (screenplay), Roger Vadim (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Girardot ... Juliette Morand
Robert Hossein ... SS Colonel Erik Schörndorf
Catherine Deneuve ... Justine Morand / Prisoner No.112
O.E. Hasse ... General von Bamberg
Valeria Ciangottini Valeria Ciangottini ... Manuela, Prisoner No.80
Paul Gégauff Paul Gégauff ... SS Doctor
Serge Marquand Serge Marquand ... Private Ivan Strauss, a Boxer
Georges Poujouly ... Lieutenant Hoech
Michel de Ré Michel de Ré ... Professor Naroyortz, the Astrologer
Howard Vernon ... SS General
Henri Virlojeux Henri Virlojeux ... Chess Player / Gestapo Court President
Philippe Lemaire ... SS Group Leader Hans Streicher
Jean Lévitte Jean Lévitte ... (as Jean Le Vitte)
Luciana Paluzzi ... Héléna, Prisoner No.88
Dorothée Blanck Dorothée Blanck ... SS Auxiliary / Ivan's Girlfriend (as Dorothée Blank)
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Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of France, VICE AND VIRTURE is a stylized retelling of the Marquis de Sade's Justine, as envisioned by one of cinema's most provocative filmmakers Roger Vadim.

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Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 March 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dyden og lasten See more »

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Version of Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977) See more »

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Le Tribunal De Réforme
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Michel Magne Et Son Grand Orchestre
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Romantic muse to Pasolini's Salo
11 December 2002 | by Rod EvanSee all my reviews

Anybody who has seen Pasolini's 'Salo' will realise that Pasolini owed a debt to Vadim as the similarities in certain sections of the film are perfectly obvious. The key scene in relation to 'Salo' is when the 'victims' enter the chateau and once they are in the chateau suffer the same sort of torments as in Pasolini's film.

The basic difference between the two films is that despite the horrific subject matter Vadim retains a sense of romanticism which Pasolini rejected. It is a great pity this film is not more widely available on video as it is beautifully shot in scope with a delirious score that mixes Gotterdammerung with 'Les Parapluies de Cherbourg'!

The acting, especially from Annie Girardot is exemplary. You can see why this actress gave a such a terrific performance recently in 'La Pianiste'. It was however one of Deneuve's first roles and like all her early films she was not at her best, but clearly decorative.

A 'must-see' film for all those film lovers who have appreciated the likes of 'The Night Porter' and Visconti's 'The Damned'.

10/10


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