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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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Dusan Makavejev

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France Gallagher (collaboration), Dusan Makavejev | 1 more credit »
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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
Renata Steiger 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:

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Release Date:

12 June 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

CAD 700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The BBFC refused to give the film a UK cinema certificate in 1975, effectively banning it in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mittelfinger: In all my years of practice, I've never seen anything so sweet. A rosebud.
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Featured in Brows Held High: Sweet Movie (2011) See more »

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Ta paidia kato ston kampo
Written by Manos Hadjidakis
Performed by Maria Katira
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Proof of Intelligent film Survived
20 January 2008 | by omarramonmunizSee all my reviews

Sweet Movie is a brilliantly absurdist expose about ideological imprisonment and innocence lost. OK, that sentence might sound absurd itself, but let's put it this way. Makavejev has created a brave, brave film. It communicates very engaging thoughts without spoon-feeding us. It does this visually and relies on the experiences and intelligence of the audience to make of it what they will. Montage is used in a smart way. Collages are created with the mis-en-scene. Hilarious juxtaposition, vibrant colors and detailed textures are constant. The music is underground and reoccurs in natural points in the. And politically speaking, it's an incredibly brave and isolated film that accuses the soviets of a crime they had long since denied at the time. Sweet Movie is NOT a snuff film. It is NOT a cult film. Those adjectives water down this intelligent avant-garde film. This is film is nothing like the films of John Waters. Plus, I would like to criticize some of the harsh critics of this movie. Many dislike the film because of the brutal scene in the commune where the members vomit and spit amongst other things. And this film was banned in London because of the scene where the young boys are seduced on the boat traveling through Amsterdam canals. I find it peculiar that those are the scenes that would disturb you, when there is an gut-wrenching intercut scene of raw footage revealing the aftermath of heinous massacres where bodies have been burned to a crisp and shoved in the ground. It's an example of how society finds sex and bodily functions more disturbing than the savagery of genocide.


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