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Surreal Estate (1976)

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An English novelist is lured, with disconcerting and disorienting results, into purchasing a crumbling mansion by what he imagines are the deliberately 'literary' ploys of its housekeeper (Leslie Caron) and two mysterious, lurking women.

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Michael Graham (scenario), Eduardo de Gregorio (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leslie Caron ... Céleste
Bulle Ogier ... Ariane
Marie-France Pisier ... Agathe
Corin Redgrave ... Eric Sange
Marilyn Jones Marilyn Jones ... Berthe, the waitress
Pierre Baudry Pierre Baudry ... Bar owner
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An English novelist is lured, with disconcerting and disorienting results, into purchasing a crumbling mansion by what he imagines are the deliberately 'literary' ploys of its housekeeper (Leslie Caron) and two mysterious, lurking women.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

17 November 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Surreal Estate See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Without CELINE & JULIE they go boating anyway!
5 July 2005 | by x2frnzSee all my reviews

This is a pretty, stylish, spooky, sexy film from France which is the serious version of Jacques Rivette's "Celine and Julie Go Boating" Without those two whimsical psychic sleuths, the mysterious hauntings proceed unhampered by the silly intrusion of physical comedy. Surprisingly, Marie France Pisier and Bulle Ogier- reprising their roles as slinky shades from that previous film, get through this repetition in just under 90 minutes! Corin Redgrave is excellent in this film (and very handsome!) Production quality is high Euro art film style. Especially recommended to fans of Rivette's film and the lovely Bulle Ogier!


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