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Hugo, a vain clothing buyer, meets Myriam on a train and pursues a relationship with her. He is delighted to learn she is a prostitute and has no idea she has more in mind than Hugo bargained for.
Walerian Borowczyk’s final film is relatively more sexually restrained than the dizzyingly pink heights of his late 60s and 70s cinema. Had he mellowed with age? Nonetheless, Boro’s adaptation of André Pieyre de Mandiargues’s novel still plunges into contemporary sexual mores with gleeful abandon.