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Douce violence

Max Pécas France, 1962

dionysus67's rating of the film Sweet Ecstasy

Way inferior compared to other French films of that era which deal with sexual libertinism and nouveaux riches hedonism. Despite some growing suspense towards the second half, it lacks formal class and, cinematographically speaking, is rather uninvolving. Among other limitations one can single out the atrocious acting of campy Elke Sommer and the mawkish and ultra-conformist finale. Not worth bothering really...