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  • Cuidado Madame

    Cuidado Madame

    Three maids decide to rebel against the society that oppresses them and start murdering their own mistresses.

    The last Bel Air film, it was shot in Brazil but the soundtrack and editing was done in the …clair studios in Paris, after Bressane was forced to leave Brazil by the military dictatorship. Long sequences that follow a maid who knifes her mistresses to death as she goes from house to house. "This is a very strong film, Maria Gladys and Helena…

  • Le bel indifférent

    Le bel indifférent

    Dans une chambre, le monologue d'une femme, folle de jalousie et de colère, face à l'infidélité et l'indifférence de son jeune amant.

    En 1956, Jacques Demy a été l'assistant de Georges Rouquier pour S.O.S. Noronha. A cette occasion, il s'est lié d'amitié avec la vedette du film Jean Marais et c'est grâce à celui-ci qu'il rencontre Jean Cocteau. Séduit par l'enthousiasme du jeune cinéaste, le poète lui fait cadeau d'une pièce en un acte, Le bel indiffèrent, qu'il lui laisse…

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  • The Bridegroom, the Actress, and the Pimp

    The Bridegroom, the Actress, and the Pimp

    From an interview with the director, Straub:

    "STRAUB: I don't believe in the cinema. Even when it’s Godard who says these things, it’s interesting and has meaning, but it gives me a stomach ache. I don't fetishize the cinema at all. I think of it as an instrument, a tool. I could say that the deconstruction one makes in THE BRIDEGROOM, THE ACTRESS, AND THE PIMP is interesting, but the whole film is the history, the story, of a hatred…