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Sweet Movie (1974)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 12 June 1974 (France)
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, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Miss Monde 1984 / Miss Canada
... Potemkin Sailor
... Capitaine Anna Planeta
... El Macho
Jane Mallett ... Mrs. Alplanalpe
Roy Callender ... Jeremiah Muscle
... Aristote Alplanalpe, AKA M. Kapital
Hansi Roll
Therese Schulmeister
Renata Steiger
Berndt Stein
Herbert Stumpfl
Otto Muehl ... Member of Therapie-Komune
Catherine Sola
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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Features a performance by Otto Muehl and his commune of Vienna Actionists. Mühl later renounced the film in an interview as being "downright kitsch". See more »

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Miss Monde 1984: [after a less-than-satisfying honeymoon with Mr. Kapital] I expected something else to happen.
PDG: Nonsense, he's the most powerful millionaire in the world!
Lawyer: I think that for your own good, you better forget this marriage.
Miss Monde 1984: Then I think I should get alimony.
Lawyer: I advise you strongly to refrain from thinking anything.
PDG: Yes, thinking can sometimes be a very dangerous exercise.
Lawyer: Very dangerous, indeed.
Miss Monde 1984: This is insane!
PDG: Yes, maybe we should ask for a psychiatric examination.
Lawyer: There are people with similar ...
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Featured in Rupa u dusi (1994) See more »

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Is there life on the Earth?
Music by Manos Hadjidakis
Lyrics by Anne Lonnberg and Dusan Makavejev
Performed by Anne Lonnberg
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Prurient interest is not irrelevant
3 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

There are some films that are designed to shock, some designed to titillate, some that delight in disgusting the view. For Makavejev, shock, disgust and titillation are never the purpose, but a means to a form of psycho-liberation. Makavejev in Sweet Movie hurtles us head first into the confronting theses of Post-Freudian Wilhelm Reich. We are forced to confront our relationship to our primal beings. He literally smears our consciousness with faeces, vomit and carnality.

We cannot watch orgiastic scenes of regressive acts, a sensual striptease played out inches from the faces of young boys, Carol Laure masturbating in a pool of molten chocolate without a visceral reaction. We are forced to confront our own repressed desires and shine a light in the dark recesses of our own psyche.

Here is revolution at it's most personal, montaged together with lashings of wild humour. Allow your head to give up control and come along for the ride. Recommended to anyone who is willing to put their concept of themselves on the line a risk a flirtation with prurient madness.

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