Better than expected adaption of the Dumas tale 'La dame aux camelias' which thanks to a vivacious turn by Daniele Gaubert overcomes the atypical English dubbing of this Italian production. Even better is the costume and set design of Enrico Sabbatini and the music score by Piero Piccioni.
The jewel of the genre! Delicious little slick and stylish swinging 60s pop-art porn, which manages an unexpectedly serious and (relatively) nuanced story by being so outlandishly delightful in its visual indulgences that the sex scenes seem intimate in contrast - moments of bare psychological realness in the characters' otherwise glitter-filled worlds. Smart arthouse softcore silliness. I adored it.
It seems bad but then it pushes deeper into something ecstatically strange. Its sexist and transgressive at the same time and lives in a world scripted by a final level English class where nothing is to be taken literally; still, the kissing scenes are horrible, jeez
Camille 2000 is surprisingly watchable--sensuous, funny, romantic, and yes, genuinely sexy, because the leads make an exceptionally winning and attractive couple. As a sybaritic 60's artifact, Camille braided with La Dolce Vita, it's a kick, and the playful, organ-fueled score really grows on you.
This adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "La dame aux camélias" gives insight into the boring life of the upper class played by boring actors using bad scripted dialogues. But there are at least some intriguing visuals and also the set design is worth watching.
Everyone is talking about the set design and costumes for good reason. They are truly wonderful. I actually liked the acting between the two leads: Danièle Gaubert as Marguerite, and Nino Castelnuovo as Armand. I thought they had good chemistry together, which helped the scenes with bad dialogue. Definitely worth a watch.