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Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) (1973)

Don Juan ou Si Don Juan était une femme... (original title)
R | | Drama | March 1976 (USA)
Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat - her father has died leaving ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jeanne
... Louis Prévost
... Paul
Michèle Sand ... Léporella
... Le guitariste
... Clara
... Pierre Gonzague
Juan Álvarez
Lena Grinda
Sylvie Reichenbach
Laurent Vergez
Robert Favart
Aldo Bastoni
Paul Bisciglia
Colette Mareuil
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Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat - her father has died leaving her rich - and she tells the priest stories about men she has seduced. The seduction is easy, she tells him, it's destruction that takes planning. We watch her with an upright elected official, a wealthy boor, and a folk singer. She describes herself as a spider. Her friend Léporella tries to be Jeanne's conscience. What does Jeanne want? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) is the final film for the French actress Brigitte Bardot. See more »

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Referenced in Les musiciens de la pellicule: Michel Magne (1974) See more »

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In Days of Yore
Music by Michel Magne
Lyrics by Boris Bergman
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A great film.
14 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

Some reviewers seem not to notice the golden irony that BB, who was ready to quit acting without needing a swansong, chose a vehicle, the value of which she could not fail to comprehend, in which men commit suicide after making love to BB. She is natural and resigned to the penultimate finale of her career. Maurice Ronet acquits himself perfectly as the torn antihero. He is the perfect foil to her underplayed and subtle excesses. This film didn't need any association with Don Juan to work more than adequately on several levels. Not only does it excel in irony but also in theatrical sarcasm with the 'God created woman' embroiled in a hellish inferno in a finale of post-modern design, her nemesis entombed in what might be an analogy for shifting sands. I feel that, in life, she was always lost, this belief reinforced when we exchanged pleasantries in Cannes in 1969.


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