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Goto, Island of Love (1969)

Goto, l'île d'amour (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 29 January 1969 (France)
A simpleton thief on Goto, an isolated island ruled by a barbaric dictator, climbs ranks from criminal to fly-catcher, dog-keeper and boot polisher, while himself and other islanders get ... See full summary »

Director:

Walerian Borowczyk
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Brasseur ... Goto
Ligia Branice ... Glossia
Jean-Pierre Andréani Jean-Pierre Andréani ... Gono
Ginette Leclerc ... Gonasta
Fernand Bercher Fernand Bercher ... L'instituteur / Professor
Michel Charrel Michel Charrel ... Grymp
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet
Raoul Darblay Raoul Darblay ... General Gwino
Rudy Lenoir Rudy Lenoir ... Le juge d'instruction
Maritin Maritin
Colette Régis Colette Régis ... La directrice
Michel Thomass Michel Thomass ... Gra
Ari Arcadi Ari Arcadi ... L'éxecuteur de chiens
Guy Bonnafoux Guy Bonnafoux ... Gurto
Canari Canari
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A simpleton thief on Goto, an isolated island ruled by a barbaric dictator, climbs ranks from criminal to fly-catcher, dog-keeper and boot polisher, while himself and other islanders get caught up in throes of temptation, which threatens to change the fate of the island forever. Written by curious_chaos

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Drama

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All the fly traps have been made by the director, Walerian Borowczyk himself. See more »


Soundtracks

Concerto No 11 opus 7
Music by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Haendel)
Performed by Marie-Claire Alain (organ) with Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard
Conducted by Jean-François Paillard
Edition Costallat (Disque Erato)
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The director, best known for his erotic works, should be rediscovered for these early works, useful for an all-round view of his cinema.
28 June 2020 | by vjdino-37683See all my reviews

This second feature (in '67 he directed the animated film Théâtre de Monsieur & Madame Kabal which followed short films, again with animation awarded throughout Europe), the first with actors, reveals his remarkable aesthetic skills (before his film career he had dedicated himself to the figurative arts). The use of degraded scenography enhanced by black and white photography, represent the right background for a stylized history of oppression (he will go into voluntary exile in France in strong controversy with the communist regime of his country) and desire that will lay the foundations for the stylistic elements of his future films. The director, best known for his erotic works, should be rediscovered for these early works, useful for an all-round view of his cinema.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 January 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ilha do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Région parisienne, France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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