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Sweet Movie (1974)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 12 June 1974 (France)
After winning the "most virgin" contest, Miss Canada is married to a rich milk tycoon. But she quickly flees the marriage to experience the world around her, full of sweetness and anarchy.

Director:

Dusan Makavejev

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France Gallagher (collaboration), Dusan Makavejev | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Laure ... Miss Monde 1984 / Miss Canada
Pierre Clémenti ... Potemkin Sailor
Anna Prucnal ... Capitaine Anna Planeta
Sami Frey ... El Macho
Jane Mallett Jane Mallett ... Mrs. Alplanalpe
Roy Callender Roy Callender ... Jeremiah Muscle
John Vernon ... Aristote Alplanalpe, AKA M. Kapital
Hansi Roll Hansi Roll
Therese Schulmeister Therese Schulmeister
Renate Steiger Renate Steiger ... (as Renata Steiger)
Berndt Stein Berndt Stein
Herbert Stumpfl Herbert Stumpfl
Otto Muehl Otto Muehl ... Member of Therapie-Komune
Catherine Sola Catherine Sola
Louis Bessières Louis Bessières
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In the contest of the "most virgin" Miss Monde 1984, Miss Canada wins, and prize is the marriage with the milk industry tycoon with his fifty billion dollars fortune. In their honeymoon, Miss Canada "does not accept" the golden prostate of her husband, and with the support of the family bodyguard Jeremiah Muscle, she gets boarded to Paris. There she meets a Latin lip-sync singer, El Macho, they have an intercourse in Eiffel Tour and they get stuck together. She moves to an anarchic community of sodomy and later she becomes an actress working in a erotic chocolate advertisement. Meanwhile, the revolutionary, pedophile, and mad killer Anna Planeta makes candy in her boat while sailing through the canals of a city that seems to be Amsterdam. She meets the sailor Potemkin and they have a torrid affair. Meanwhile she uses her candies to seduce young boys and kill her lovers. In the middle of the story, it is presented what seem to be footages of a Nazi doctor and a slaughter in a war with ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 June 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

CAD700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Originally the entire movie was intended to be about the adventures of Miss Canada, but the actress portraying her, Carole Laure, quit during the commune scene. After that the plot about the female boat captain was written and added to the movie. See more »

Quotes

Miss Monde 1984: Hitler! DirtyJew!
Jeremiah Muscle: They call me... Neanderthal.
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Referenced in Brows Held High: Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (2011) See more »

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Bandiera Rossa
Record: Chants Revolutionaires du Monde
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Brave, bold and very well shot
1 October 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

First reaction to this challenging and astonishing film might be to pronounce it depraved or that the director is but then there is no suggestion that one will come away from this unique film a less moral person and so the accusation fails. Certainly I would like to think that for everybody there will be at least some part of this they find hard to take, indeed I don't think I would like to sit too closely to anyone who lapped up every frame. Excess of all kind on display here plus a really difficult striptease among young children. And yet, I think despite some of the more flip and seeming silliness, Makavejev is screaming out for the individual to rediscover his private and public freedom. The Soviet Union comes in for most of the kicking, but then why wouldn't it in 1974 when they were still presiding over the director's birthplace and still denying the massacre of Poles so distressingly shown in original b/w footage. Personally, having previously only encountered Otto Muehl through the films of Kurt Kren, I found his antics here the hardest to take. Here the overt element of homoerotic SM as overweight men spat and sicked up over each other seemed to go further than the catharsis of those other movies. But hey someone might find those bit's the best. Brave, bold and very well shot with a marvellous soundtrack.


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