Prince Leo, last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with the frenetic search for kicks with the European jet-set, returns to his father’s London town house for rest.
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Strangely sweet AND trippy. Mastroianni proves again why he worked with all the best directors of his generation: He's a fantastic, physical actor with the pathos of a silent comedian. Recommended to fans of Boorman's experimental stuff from this period, as well as Marco Ferreri's films w/ Mastroianni, Chaplin, Ashby's LANDLORD & BEING THERE, as well as REAR WINDOW for the voyeurism.
Occasionally interesting curio which, before tapering off into heavy-handed parable, reveals its early narrative progression in pealed layers of overlapping sound and visuals creating a somewhat kinetic sensation. Alas the lumpy descent midway into hyperbole over boils a potentially fascinating curate’s egg. However it’s worth a glance alongside other early 1970s experiments along the commercial edges of film.