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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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Release Date:

12 June 1974 (France) See more »

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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

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 »

Quotes

Mr. Kapital: [speaking about his new bride Miss Canada] So now I have acquired a lady of the house... A personal jewel... but above all... a purified sanitation system for unchecked waste!
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Edited from The Vow (1946) See more »

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Réel de L'Arrivée
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Is there life after birth?
25 January 2008 | by GrigoryGirlSee all my reviews

This is one of those great, "cinematic endurance test" films. It's really an amazing piece of cinema, maybe like Godard meets Jodorowsky. It is reminiscent of Pasolini's Salo, except it has more humour, and is nowhere nearly as bleak as that film. It has a well deserved reputation of being a shocking, polarizing film, but I think it's amazingly good.

Dusan Makavejev is a great director, and there are other things going on here aside from a boring, staid debate over Communism vs. Capitalism. The "commune" scene is what really pushes people over the edge here. The participants were an actual real commune run by artist/filmmaker/painter Otto Meuhl, and everything you see is pretty much real. Even though Dusan explains who they are and what they were about in the interview on the disc, it doesn't detract from the strangeness or the mystery of why they are there, and why Little Miss Virginity ends up partying with them. The scene is so wild that you can't believe it actually happened. Here we see people urinate on each other here, indulge in emetophilia and coprophilia. And later a couple makes love in sugar and chocolate. Does this sound interesting to you? It should, because the film makes other points as well. It's not just shock value here.

And despite the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR, the film hasn't really dated. An absolutely fascinating aspect of this film is that it starts out as a 70's time capsule, at least that's what I thought when I started watching it. The Little Miss Virginity contest would have shocked audiences in 1974, but not today. But as the film progresses, it gets stranger, more surreal, many things are left unexplained, and the ending is very haunting. It is not a time capsule, but a continuously challenging bit of cinema. It has retained its power over the years (quite like its stoic, humourless cousin, Salo). The movie burns into your retina, and you can't shake it, no matter how "jaded and hip" you think you are. It's really quite outstanding, and I'm very thankful that Criterion released this film on DVD. It has been notoriously hard to find, especially in its uncut, uncensored version. Many films use the word "uncensored" as a marketing gimmick, but this film was really censored in many countries (and is still banned in many of them today). I won't go into any more details about it, other than you will never forget this film.


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