Director Radley Metzger once again utilizes his trademark brand of eroticism in this film based on the life of Eva Peron. Politically ambitious and sexually persuasive, Marina Pinares (Christiane Kruger) seduces important ministers and generals, gaining clout with each conquest. When her husband becomes president, she finally has all the power she craves — until her shocking downfall.
Radley Metzger was born in New York and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the City of New York where he attended their film Institute. His Master of Arts studies at Columbia University were interrupted by induction into the United States Air Force where he served as a senior film editor working on training and propaganda films.
Upon release, he entered the motion picture industry as a film editor, joining the nascent foreign film community in New York.
Among his assignments were working with Jean Renoir, adapting his French Can-Can for American release.
While employed by Janus Films (now The Criterion Collection) he created the trailers and English versions of the films of Francois Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman.
His entry into feature film directing was “Dark Odyssey”, a study of a young Greek boy bent on avenging his sister’s honor, whose classic Greek culture impacts tragically with the Greek-American society… read more