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The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

A married woman leaves her husband and zooms off on her motorcycle to see her lover.

Director:

Jack Cardiff

Writers:

André Pieyre de Mandiargues (novel), Ronald Duncan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Delon ... Daniel
Marianne Faithfull ... Rebecca
Roger Mutton Roger Mutton ... Raymond
Marius Goring ... Rebecca's Father
Catherine Jourdan ... Catherine
Jean Leduc Jean Leduc ... Jean
Jacques Marin ... Pump Attendant
André Maranne André Maranne ... French Superintendent / French Customs Officer
Bari Jonson Bari Jonson ... French Customs Officer
Arnold Diamond ... French Customs Officer
John G. Heller ... German Customs Officer
Marika Rivera Marika Rivera ... German Waitress
Richard Blake Richard Blake ... 1st Student
Chris Williams Chris Williams ... 2nd Student
Colin West Colin West ... 3rd Student
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Storyline

Newly-married Rebecca leaves her husband's Alsatian bed on her prized motorbike - symbol of freedom and escape - to visit her lover in Heidelberg. En route she indulges in psychedelic reveries as she relives her changing relationship with the two men. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl on a Motorcycle See more »

Filming Locations:

Strasbourg, France See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

A German woman who was a Playboy centerfold was originally cast as Rebecca, but was let go after she had a drug overdose. Marianne Faithfull was subsequently cast in the lead. See more »

Goofs

In one of the first scenes, the shifting heard is that of a close-ratio gearbox. In the rest of the film, the shift pattern heard is that of a conventional gearbox. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca: Rebellion is the only thing that keeps you alive!
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Crazy Credits

The word "Customs" in the end credits is repeatedly and incorrectly written as "Custom's" (with an apostrophe). See more »

Alternate Versions

For the original UK cinema release the film was cut heavily by the BBFC with edits to all of the sex scenes and shots of Rebecca caressing the saddle of the motorbike. The same print was used for the 1990 15-rated Castle video, though the cuts were waived in 2001 for all DVD releases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in One on Top of the Other (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Souvenirs Of Raymond (Souvenirs Of Stefan)
Composed and arranged by Les Reed
Performed by The British Lion Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley
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Dull and Boring
28 December 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The newly married Rebecca (Marianne Faithful) leaves her husband, the school teacher Raymond (Roger Mutton) and drives her motorcycle to meet her lover Daniel (Alain Delon) in Heldelberg. While crossing Europe, she recalls some moments of Raymond's life and how she met Daniel at her father's bookstore and then in an inn.

"The Girl on a Motorcycle" is a dull and boring movie with a story that is a rip-off of the cult "Easy Rider". Most of the time the camera shows the beautiful face of Marianne Faithful smiling and the story is limited to the storyline. The motorcycle in both movies is the symbol of freedom and the tragic conclusion is alike. The poor image and sound on the DVD seems to be from a VHS. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "A Garota da Motocicleta" ("The Girl of the Motorcycle")


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