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3.5
193 Ratings

Venus in Furs

Paroxismus

Directed by Jesús Franco
Italy, West Germany, 1969
Mystery, Romance, Erotica

Synopsis

In Istanbul, a jazz trumpeter pulls the murdered body of a young woman from the surf. Jimmy leaves for Rio. Rita, a singer, invites him to live with her and helps him recover his equilibrium. Then, into the room walks a woman who looks like Wanda, the murder victim.

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Venus in Furs Directed by Jesús Franco

Critics reviews

Fluid and malleable, he revisits images, diverging into new tangents, the celluloid itself constantly reworked—blown-up, slowed-down, and freeze-framed to the director’s whims. In a career that encompasses literally hundreds of feature-length films, Venus in Furs stands out as one of Franco’s very best.
August 04, 2014
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