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Love Me Strangely (1971)

Un beau monstre (original title)
R | | Drama | March 1976 (USA)
Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the "handsome brute" proceeds to emotionally torture his second wife, Nathalie. The sadistic plan is picked up on by Officer Leroy who suspects the truth. ... See full summary »

Director:

Sergio Gobbi

Writers:

Dominique Fabre (novel), Sergio Gobbi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virna Lisi ... Nathalie Revent
Helmut Berger ... Alain Revent
Charles Aznavour ... L'inspecteur Leroy
Alain Noury ... Dino
Françoise Brion ... Jacqueline
Edith Scob ... Sylvie Revent
Marc Cassot ... Vincent
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville ... Le commissaire Dedru
Henri Crémieux ... Le professeur Richet - un psychiatre
André Chanu André Chanu ... Le docteur Schwartz
Jacques Castelot Jacques Castelot
Georges Berthomieu Georges Berthomieu ... Le toxicologue
Guy Marly Guy Marly ... Le chimiste
Michel Peyrelon Michel Peyrelon ... Le maître d'hôtel
Robert Le Béal Robert Le Béal ... Le juge
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Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the "handsome brute" proceeds to emotionally torture his second wife, Nathalie. The sadistic plan is picked up on by Officer Leroy who suspects the truth. Will he be able to snatch the unfortunate woman from the evil Alain's clutches? Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

March 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Me Strangely See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 58164 delivered on 29-4-1971. See more »

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Soirée Au Palais Palmieri
Written and Performed by Georges Garvarentz Et Son Orchestre
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Helmut Berger and Virna Lisi
24 October 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A handsome man who starred in Visconti's masterworks ("La Caduti dei Degli" "Ludwig" ) and an attractive actress make this Gobbi's thriller watchable.Gobbi is some kind of drudge, whose films are OK when the screenplay is.Such was the case of "Maldonne" ,the script of which was adapted from a Boileau/Narcejac ("Diabolique" "Vertigo" ) novel ,such is the case of "un beau monstre".

Berger has magnetism and mystery going for him and he is credible as the "handsome " monster of the title.Although warned by a cop (Charles Aznavour) ,gorgeous Lisi falls for him.And however ...he might be a modern Bluebeard...

Lisi worked again with Gobbi in the mid-seventies ,and that time,the movie was a disaster("Les galets d'Etretat" for the record).


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