Bernard meets Jane in a Night Club, in London, and he likes her. Her father was killed in a car accident, but Jane thinks he has been killed because he was blackmailed for a picture of his second wife, Jane’s mother in law.
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Just as absurd/‘bad’ as The Howl but in the end I suppose I’d rather watch JLT and Ewa Aulin do cool things in night clubs and derelict streets in this than sit through The Howl’s morass of dated hippy nonsense.
**1/2. The story is pretty weak but the packaging interesting. Psychedelic with some Guido Crepax touches, improbable inside decoration of apartments, homages to Godard and Antonioni and a delirious striptease scene with Trintignant at the drums and Aulin behind a paper wall. Reserved to fans of the Swinging London.
this is so bad actually.... i love tinto but what a mess. i literally........dont care about anything going on in this movie even the formal experiments are like....redundant. the tarzan scene killed the movie for me tho the ending was slightly redemptive but like...hardly lmao.
Pop Art 60s thriller with some nice Godardian touches. There's a pleasing overt reference to Antonioni's Blow Up too. There are some nice experiments with the form particularly the rescue sequence. All this and an early bit part for David (Darth Vader) Prowse as a hench man.
Reveling in visual excesses of London pop culture, this pulp crime thriller does not seem to take itself too seriously, yet it not only features a highly absorbing Trintignan but it amazes with Tinto Brass' array of visual effects (all in line with 60s art-cinema). His colorful palette is a pleasure to look at, the lenses, the split screens too. Maybe the finale was an influence on The Conformist and Apocalypse Now.