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 »
A man,preyed to middle-aged lust ,has a love affair with a woman who works at the pharmacy .But his wife overhears their phone call and she decides to make acquaintance with her rival.She disguises herself and puts on a wig .Both women become friends ,unbeknownst to the husband .But it's more and more difficult to satisfy his two loves ;besides he might meet them when they are together.Written by
Jean Piat ,who recently passed away ,was a famous stage actor ,who made a handful of movies and many MTV works .Bibi Andersson is a world-wide famous actress , known for the work she did with Ingmar Bergman ; Genevieve Fontanel and Valentine Tessier (whose most famous part was madame Bovary in Renoir's eponymous film) could provide them with good support.Given the talent involved,it's a shame they were given such trite hackneyed material to work with: the umpteenth story of the husband preyed to middle-aged lust :he has a love affair his wife overhears during a phone call ;she decides to make acquaintance with her "rival " (hence the title).This is a screenplay straight out of the ark ,and mediocre director Sergio Gobbi does nothing to rectify this ponderous vaudeville .
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