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914 Ratings

The Girl on a Motorcycle

Directed by Jack Cardiff
United Kingdom, France, 1968
Drama, Romance


Newly married Rebecca (Marianne Faithfull) leaves her husband on her prized motorbike to visit her lover (Alain Delon) in Heidelberg. En route, she indulges in psychedelic and erotic reveries as she recalls her changing relationship with herself and with the two men.

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The Girl on a Motorcycle Directed by Jack Cardiff

Critics reviews

A strange and bewitching object indeed. . . . Setting matters of cultural authenticity aside, that “gaudy visuality” is, especially when re-seen today, a spectacle unto itself. And the film’s central obsession reads clearer than ever: an erotic longing which twists itself into a death-drive.
June 01, 2016
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Directed, written and shot by the great Jack Cardiff, the thing LOOKS awesome. He shoots that motorcycle as though it is a Greek God (as indeed it is in the context of the “story”.) It’s powerful, it represents freedom, it represents sex.
September 12, 2015
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