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A couple embracing in a passionate kiss.
La Marge

Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

La Marge

R 18+

15 Jun

A successful businessman, whilst on a business trip to Paris, encounters a beautiful and mysterious prostitute and begins a passionate affair while struggling to reconcile his guilt with the loss of his wife and son.

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  • In adapting André Pieyre de Mandiargues’ Prix Goncourt-winning novel, Borowczyk atypically made a film not just set contemporaneously with the time of its production but even quintessential to it.

    Sensuous yet strangely downbeat, this seldom-seen film - perhaps a function of licensing fees for an extraordinary soundtrack inclusive of Pink Floyd, Elton John and 10cc - anticipates and betters Gaspar Noé’s Love in rhyming pop and classical music with artfully shot scenes of ecstatic bodies, principally those of Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro and Emmanuelle’s Sylvia Kristel.