The Balcony
The Balcony (1963)

The denizens of a sordid brothel become embroiled in a bloody coup in this arty political satire adapted from the Jean Genet play. Shelley Winters stars as the cathouse's madam, a stern woman who supervises the fantasy role-playing of… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 1, 2000
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Emanuel Levy
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Well acted by Shelley Winter and others, Jospeh Strick's version of Genet's faous play is only semi-effective in conveying the politics and allegory of the original text.

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jay nixon
Strange, muddled film, very existential. The question would be, even with talented performers like Winters, Falk and Grant, who was film made for?