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Mascara (1987)

A respected police commissioner has a reputation as a fervent opera lover, but by night he also enjoys plunging into the transvestite scene. In addition, he harbors a longing for his very ... See full summary »

Director:

Patrick Conrad
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Rampling ... Gaby Hart
Michael Sarrazin ... Bert Sanders
Derek de Lint ... Chris Brine
Jappe Claes Jappe Claes ... Colonel March
Herbert Flack ... David Hyde
Harry Cleven Harry Cleven ... PC
Serge-Henri Valcke ... Harry Wellman
Romy Haag ... Lana
Eva Robins ... Pepper
John Van Dreelen ... Minister Weinberger
Norma Christine Deumner Norma Christine Deumner ... Salome
Pascale Jean-Louis Pascale Jean-Louis ... Divine
Alexandra Vandernoot ... Euridice
Mark Verstraete Mark Verstraete ... Police Officer
Hugo Van Den Berghe Hugo Van Den Berghe ... Policeman
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Storyline

A respected police commissioner has a reputation as a fervent opera lover, but by night he also enjoys plunging into the transvestite scene. In addition, he harbors a longing for his very own sister. When he learns that his wife has been murdered, he tries to implicate the set-designer who has designs on his sister. Written by Hannelore Goossens

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Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Belgium | Netherlands | France

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

7 May 1987 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Make-up for Murder See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

French certificate: -13. See more »

Soundtracks

Shanghai Lily
Written by Woody Herman, Joe Bishop, Lou Singer and Boris Bergman
Performed by Viktor Lazlo
Published by Chappell Music
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Maybe it's Maybelline, or maybe it's good trash.
7 July 2010 | by ccarhartSee all my reviews

I saw this when it came out 20+ years ago and it stuck with me. On second viewing, it's a camp classic. What makes a cult film? It's intangible, but odd flourishes like dubbing the child's voice with an adult's, or the bevy of sinister transvestites, contribute greatly. Charlotte Rampling is beautiful and tortured. She also wears some really great Claude Montana outfits. Michael Sarazin plays her brother and though they grew up together as children, they have completely different accents. The best scenes are in the club, which is a delicious blend of cabaret/new wave/opera with a decadent Eurotrash clientèle. You will rewind a lot. There are plot twists and a glow-in-the-dark dress. This movie deserves a second life, have fun.

CC


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