La Belle Captive
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This French film has a plot that sounds like an expansion of an urban legend. Walter (Daniel Mesguich) and Sara (Cyrielle Claire) are a married couple who have just moved into a new home together. Everything seems to be going well, despite Walter's fascination with a mysterious woman named Marie-Ange (Gabrielle Lazure) in a nightclub. Then one night, running an errand for Sara, Walter finds Marie-Ange tied up in the middle of the road. He takes her to the nearest villa, hoping to contact a doctor, but he only ends up locked in a bedroom with her. In the midst of their inevitable passion,… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A ripe, hallucinogenic field theory by Alain Robbe-Grillet"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Trying to make sense out of this film is like waiting for a dwarf to grow."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Surrealist curiosity directed by Robbe-Grillet. Has the effect overall of a Ridley Scott Chanel commercial. Will certainly hold one's attention even if the plot is incomprehensible."
‑ Louis Proyect,
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