Unspeakable, very nearly unwatchable. Profoundly embarassing on pretty much ever level. It actually has delusions of being a sort of RULES OF THE GAME-ish dissection of the European upper classes, believe it or not.
Seems awful at first but then the flashback structure started to intrigue me as a clever update to the all too familiar story despite the sleazy 70's trappings. Then the ending's weirdness made it horrible all over again. So bad it's good, as they say!
DMYTRYK, communist in 44-45, convicted of anti-US activities & informer -as KAZAN- of other Hollywood leftists. 70ies, end of horror films wave & early erotic films. == Avant-dernier film de DMYTRYK, communiste en 44-45, condamné pour activités anti-américaines, puis dénonciateur (comme KAZAN) d'autres gauchistes hollywoodiens. 72, fin de la vague des films d'horreur & début des érotiques. == Music by Ennio MORRICONE