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Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974)

Glissements progressifs du plaisir (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | 7 March 1974 (France)
A young woman is questioned by the police and the judges, suspected of being a modern witch. The girl who shared her apartment has been found dead, and a pair of scissors impaled through ... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Anicée Alvina ... Alice
Olga Georges-Picot Olga Georges-Picot ... Nora / L'avocate
Michael Lonsdale ... Le magistrat instructeur (as Michel Lonsdale)
Jean Martin ... Le prêtre
Marianne Eggerickx Marianne Eggerickx ... Claudia
Isabelle Huppert ... L'étudiante
Maxence Mailfort Maxence Mailfort ... Le client
Claude Marcault Claude Marcault ... Soeur Julia
Nathalie Zeiger Nathalie Zeiger ... Soeur Maria
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Le commissaire de police
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A young woman is questioned by the police and the judges, suspected of being a modern witch. The girl who shared her apartment has been found dead, and a pair of scissors impaled through her heart, as she lay attached to the bedposts. Apparently, the girl does have powers, to make all people around her fall prey to her spell, sliding progressively into desire, lust, and the unknown. Written by Artemis-9

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France

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French

Release Date:

7 March 1974 (France) See more »

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Successive Slidings of Pleasure See more »

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Cosefa, S.N.E.T.C. See more »
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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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the usual S&M trappings we associate with the director
29 October 2013 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Not as instantly likable as Trans-Europ-Express but just as beautifully photographed, this time in colour, and if we do not follow every nuance at least we believe the writer/director does. So there is no suggestion that we are being led down any garden path, just that Robbe-Grillet's obsessions are maybe not quite the same as our own. This seemed fine at first and as with the aforementioned film, I was happy enough with the various 'truths' being offered and didn't panic. As things become more religious, however, with suggestions of witchcraft, I felt myself becoming more distant. This may work differently for others but I just wasn't interested enough in that side of things. Priests, nuns and catholic guilt are all very fine but are not one of my concerns. Has to be said that the gorgeous ladies here are perfectly happy to remove their clothes and the usual S&M trappings we associate with the director are much to the fore. Not all bad then.


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