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Duffer (1972)

An intense and bizarre study of obsession that is by turns lyrical and disconcerting, Duffer tells the deranged story of a teenage boy torn between the womanly charms of a kindly prostitute... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kit Gleave Kit Gleave ... Duffer
Erna May Erna May ... Your Gracie
William Dumaresq William Dumaresq ... Louis-Jack (as James Roberts)
Lisa Doran Lisa Doran ... Tobacconist Lady
Marcelle MacHardie Marcelle MacHardie ... Landlady
Bogomir Rampre Bogomir Rampre ... Malevolent Man
Anthony Lambert Anthony Lambert ... Drunk Man
Traute Kraus Traute Kraus ... Drunk Woman
Jean-Pierre Roche Jean-Pierre Roche ... Man with Mustache
Marie-Jeanne Savigny Marie-Jeanne Savigny ... Girl on Bridge
Simon Peters Simon Peters ... Boy in Launderette
Miriam Kutas Miriam Kutas ... Woman in Launderette
Ann Kincaid Ann Kincaid ... Girl in Street
Johnny Lockwood Johnny Lockwood ... Hippie Guitarist
Maria Gomez Maria Gomez ... Lady with Pram
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An intense and bizarre study of obsession that is by turns lyrical and disconcerting, Duffer tells the deranged story of a teenage boy torn between the womanly charms of a kindly prostitute, and the relentless, sadistic attentions of an older man. Written by NMulholland8

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English

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9 January 1972 (UK) See more »

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Bizarre film
14 February 2017 | by redxctionSee all my reviews

As a fan of cult and surreal cinema I decided to view this rarely seen film and what a choice it was.

this itself is a bizarre study of desires, want and obsession, which is demonstrated perfectly with narration awkwardly placed making you feel uncomfortable which certainly isn't a bad thing. The film disturbed atmosphere is only comparable to Lynch or Buñuel.

There is no wasted scene all of it is symbolic in a way, either if the film is a reality of a dream or a mix of both, you'll keep on asking yourself that when you're trying to decipher what fantasy/Parallel it is in.

But ultimately the film isn't perfection or a masterwork the last quarter of the film even though it is not a wasted scene (as I mentioned above) it can be quite tedious but I'm guessing that the director was trying to make it longer by including these sets of scenes? I'm not too sure.

A good piece of surreal British cinema.

7/10


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