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The Streetwalker (1976)

La marge (original title)
Sigismond (Joe Dallesandro) is a man lost in an erotic haze which clouds his judgment. Early in the film, it is evident that the man has a physically passionate relationship with his wife, ... See full summary »

Director:

Walerian Borowczyk

Writers:

André Pieyre de Mandiargues (novel), Walerian Borowczyk (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Kristel ... Diana
Joe Dallesandro ... Sigimond Pons
André Falcon André Falcon ... Antonin Pons
Mireille Audibert Mireille Audibert ... Sergine Pons
Denis Manuel Denis Manuel ... Le moustachu
Emmanuel Franval Emmanuel Franval
Dominique Marcas Dominique Marcas
Norma Picadilly Norma Picadilly ... The stripper
Camille Larivière Camille Larivière ... (as Camille Lariviere)
Luz Laurent Luz Laurent
Louise Chevalier Louise Chevalier ... Feline
Karin Albin Karin Albin
Jean Lara Jean Lara
Carlo Nell Carlo Nell
Dominique Erlanger Dominique Erlanger
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Storyline

Sigismond (Joe Dallesandro) is a man lost in an erotic haze which clouds his judgment. Early in the film, it is evident that the man has a physically passionate relationship with his wife, with whom he has a son. While on a business trip to Paris, he comes under the spell of a famous, beautiful prostitute (Sylvia Kristel) who resembles his wife. However, his efforts to monopolize her attention are not appreciated by her pimp, and he is severely beaten. When he gets a letter informing him of the death of his wife and son, he is totally devastated. Written by Fraghera

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... the line between love and lechery ...

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 September 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Una mujer de la vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In her autobiography, "Nue", Sylvia Kristel said that this was probably her favorite acting role, and that she found it a shame that not a lot of people saw it at the cinema. See more »

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Une femme
By Charles Dumont
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Art House Erotica
23 September 1998 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

La Marge is the kind of film conventional film critics hate to review, because it does not quite fit into these little genre boxes they have in their heads.

In its cinematography and story-telling La Marge is very much like an Art House picture: we have emotions, tragedy, laughter, silence, pictures telling a story, plot twists, slow pace, all the ingredients you might expect in the most toffee-nosed productions only people with a university degree are supposed to enjoy. And yet, it is also a piece of erotica, shamelessly exploitative and very effective in its abundant use of (mostly) female nudity and its sex scenes.

Erotic cinema does not get any classier than this.


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