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La punition (1973)

Britt, deluxe call-girl, is punished by the brothel owner because she was not accomodating enough to a customer. From now on, she must obey to all customers sadistic wishes, or else.

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Xavière (novel) (as Xaviere), Richard Bohringer (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Schubert ... Britt / call girl
Georges Géret ... Manuel / pimp (as Georges Geret)
Amidou ... Raymond / Manuel's substitute
Claudie Lange ... Françoise
Marcel Dalio ... Le Libanais / Lebanese (as Dalio)
Anne Jolivet Anne Jolivet ... Gloria
François Leccia François Leccia ... Le prêtre / The priest
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot ... L'ingénieur / The engineer
François Maistre François Maistre ... Le promoteur / Promoter
Jean-Pierre Maurin Jean-Pierre Maurin ... Germain
René Camoin René Camoin ... (as Rene Camoin)
Jacques Destoop Jacques Destoop ... L'homme de loi / The man of law
Albert Augier Albert Augier ... L'aubergiste / The innkeeper
Jackie Rex Jackie Rex
Raphaëlle Devins Raphaëlle Devins ... (as Raphaële Devins)
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Britt, deluxe call-girl, is punished by the brothel owner because she was not accomodating enough to a customer. From now on, she must obey to all customers sadistic wishes, or else.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 June 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Punição See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A very difficult film to enjoy that is so ravishing to look at
24 August 2014 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Knowing the rough outline of the story. Girl meets boy, boy turns out to be a pimp, things get bad, had me expecting a rather tawdry exploitation flick of dubious quality. Imagine my surprise at the wondrous, decadent and almost psychedelic opening - I thought at first I was watching a trailer for something else. No straightforward narrative, this is a french film of the early seventies, and we do hop back and forth just to complicate things further for the viewer but those visuals are wondrous throughout, the score is most imaginative and effective and Karin Schubert is stunning. I have to also mention that the beautiful starlet is naked for much of the film but lest you get mislead, this is not a slice of sexy seventies gallic soft-core. This is much more like the territory of fellow compatriot, Alain Robbe Grillet and forces us to confront the deepest depths of sadomasochism. Whereas, however, he adds some arty look to the proceedings, here Pierre Alain Jolivet simply directs and edits as if we are watching something beautiful and consensual. No arty asides and no concessions. And despite all the horror there are a few scenes that are just so beautifully and powerfully shot that they remain fixed in ones mind.


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