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.
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.
**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.
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.