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Eden and After (1970)

L'éden et après (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 20 April 1970 (France)
A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations.
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Catherine Jourdan ... Violette
... Duchemin
Richard Leduc ... Marc-Antoine
Lorraine Rainer ... Marie-Eve
Sylvain Corthay ... Jean-Pierre
... Boris
Jarmila Kolenicová ... Sonia (as Jarmila Kolenicova)
Catherine Robbe-Grillet ... Foolish woman
Frantisek Gervai ... (as François Gervai)
... Franc (as Ludwik Kroner)
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A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations.

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clearly had a liking for young ladies in very short mini dresses
27 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Director, Alain Robbe-Grillet clearly had a liking for young ladies in very short mini dresses and their being chased and sometimes caught and sometimes more. Well he films this so beautifully and has such a beautiful lead in Catherine Jourdan that it is hard to object too much. I understand this was inspired by composer Schoenberg's original twelve tone technique and so there are a number (twelve actually) elements of narrative with repetition but I'm not sure I'm too interested in all that. The film is wonderful to look at, at all times and has some sort of narrative flow but it can be an effort to stay with it because nothing ever seems to be resolved or made very clear. The director, of course wrote Last Year at Marienbad and the pretty young Jourdan appeared with Marianne Faithful in, Girl on a Motorcycle.


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