Shelley Winters is the madame of a house where customers play out their erotic fantasies, oblivious to a revolution which is sweeping the country. When her old friend, the chief of police (Peter Falk), asks her to impersonate the missing queen in order to reassure the people and halt the revolution, she offers instead three of her customers to play the general, bishop and chief justice, all of whom have died in the revolution.
Jean Genet's erotic view of the world...where men's strongest desires are fulfilled!
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Did You Know?
Although initially refused a UK cinema certificate by censor John Trevelyan
the film was passed uncut after successful showings by local council authorities. See more
You can all go home now. To your own homes, your own beds. Where you can be sure everything will be even falser than it is here. Go on!
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The Soldier's Tale
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Conducted by Robert Craft See more