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Alice or the Last Escapade (1977)

Alice ou la dernière fugue (original title)
Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek ... See full summary »

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Claude Chabrol

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Claude Chabrol (by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sylvia Kristel ... Alice Caroll
Charles Vanel ... Henri Vergennes
Fernand Ledoux ... Le Vieil Homme et le Docteur
François Perrot ... L'Homme de 40 ans
Bernard Rousselet Bernard Rousselet ... Le Mari d'Alice
Thomas Chabrol ... L'Enfant de 13 ans
Jean Cherlian Jean Cherlian ... Emile
Catherine Drusy Catherine Drusy ... La Belle Serveuse et l'Infirmière
Jean Le Boulbar Jean Le Boulbar ... Le premier homme (as Jean le Boulbar)
Cécile Maistre Cécile Maistre ... La Petite Fille
Louise Rioton Louise Rioton ... La Femme qui chante
Katia Romanoff Katia Romanoff ... La Serveuse
Noël Simsolo Noël Simsolo ... Jeune homme au banquet
André Dussollier ... Le Jeune Homme et le Pompiste
Jean Carmet ... Colas
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Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek help. She goes to a creepy manor and is welcomed by the owner, Henri Vergennes, and his butler, Colas. Alice is invited to spend the night in the house. The next morning, Alice can't find the two men from he previous night but finds her car surprisingly fixed. She tries to leave but cannot find the gate. She stops the car and walks around the wall trying to find an exit but becomes increasingly worried with what she finds. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 January 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice or the Last Escapade See more »

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Filmel, P.H.P.G. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Version of Alice in Wonderland (1986) See more »

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Le Temps des Cerises
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Music by Antoine Renard
Lyrics by Jean-Baptiste Clément
Sung by Louise Rioton
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Intriguing Unknown Masterpiece
20 November 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Alice Carol (Sylvia Kristel) leaves her husband (Bernard Rousselet) in a rainy night telling that she does not like him anymore. She travels alone but when her car breaks the windshield in a lonely road, she crosses the gate of a creepy manor and is welcomed by the owner Henri Vergennes (Charles Vanel) and his butler Colas (Jean Carmet) that invites Alice to spend the night in the house. On the next morning, Alice does not meet the two men and finds the windshield of her car surprisingly fixed. She tries to leave the real estate, but does not find the gate. She stops the car and walks around the wall trying to find an exit. Sooner she finds that she is trapped and can not leave the property.

"Alice ou la Dernière Fugue" is an intriguing unknown masterpiece written and directed by Claude Charbrol and supported basically by the wonderful performance of the gorgeous Sylvia Kristel. The story is developed in a nightmarish atmosphere and the name of the lead character "Alice Carol" seems to be a tribute to "Alice in the Wonderland" of Lewis Carroll. Further, Adrian Lyne's "Jacob's Ladder" is visibly inspired in the storyline of this film. The mystery is kept until the very last scene. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Alice"


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