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115 Ratings

Love Rites

Cérémonie d'amour

Directed by Walerian Borowczyk
France, 1987
Horror, Romance, Cult


Walerian Borowczyk’s final film, about the terrors of seduction. When Hugo (Mathieu Carrière) meets Myriam (Marino Pierro), a prostitute who picks up her clients on the Paris Metro, he soon becomes obsessed with her sultry beauty and follows her to a flat owned by a mysterious woman.

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Love Rites Directed by Walerian Borowczyk

Critics reviews

A feature-length sexual seduction that takes place on the streets and subways of Paris, Love Rites trades heavily in the tropes of soft-core porn. But Borowczyk finds ways to perversely twist pornographic expectations, teasing the viewer’s frame of mind from lust to languor.
September 14, 2015
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