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Une sale histoire (1977)

A group of friends listen as one man tells them a story about a time when, in a small cafe, he discovered a peephole into the ladies' bathroom and became addicted to looking through it at ... See full summary »

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... (as Michaël Lonsdale)
Douchka
Jean-Noël Picq ... Himself
... (as Laura Fanning)
Josée Yanne ... (as Josée Yann)
Jacques Burloux
Jean Douchet
Elisabeth Lenchener
Françoise Lebrun
Virginie Thévenet
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A group of friends listen as one man tells them a story about a time when, in a small cafe, he discovered a peephole into the ladies' bathroom and became addicted to looking through it at female genitals. They ask him questions and come to conclusions about sex. This is a filmed, scripted version. Then, the actual person who this happened to relates the same story; this time, however, it is an unscripted documentary, in which the same things occur as in the scripted one. Written by Vadim Rizov <edwartell@hotmail.com>

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Dirt deeds dirt not cheap
31 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Everything goes by two in Jean Eustache (1938-1981)'s filmography. Two films about his grandmother, two films set in Narbonne, two films featuring former infant terrible Jean-Pierre Léaud, two films showcasing youth as a first role in itself, two other films taking their origin in graphic material, etc, two movies only that were "normally" marketed and released at the time. He even has two sons. Add to this the fact Une sale histoire is twice the same story and you've gotten it all.

How comes it's twice the same story? In itself it is never to be shown. Power of suggestion powered by veteran actor Michael Lonsdale adds a touch of class to a possibly quarrelsome narration. Then there's Jean- Noël Picq, the same guy (yet another double...) who relates about the painting of Bosch in another Eustache short-movie feature. More carried away than Lonsdale is allowed to be, he shows even better the pleasure of the word, either coming from the lips or ejaculating inside the ears of the audience. Great film, qualified on the french Wikipedia as an "action movie".


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