Une partie de plaisir (Pleasure Party) (A Piece of Pleasure)
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Une partie de plaisir (Pleasure Party) (A Piece of Pleasure)
This uncomfortably voyeuristic Claude Chabrol effort was released in France as Une Partie De Plaisir. The story, which is little more than an elongated anecdote, details the destruction of a marriage at the hands of a domineering husband. To fully appreciate the perversity of Chabrol's concept, it should be noted that the leading character, Paul Gegauff, is playing "himself," and that Gegauff's ex-wife Danielle is costarred as his beleaguered partner. Even allowing for dramatic license, Gegauff comes off as a hateful brute; Curiously, he was murdered several years later by… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The interactions get pretty raw, and so is Chabrol's style markedly more raw than we are accustomed to ..."
‑ Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
"This film has both the look of a daytime TV soaper and a cheapie movie."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews