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      La Belle Captive

      1983 1h 28m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 68% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A man (Daniel Mesguich) becomes trapped in a nightmarish world when he discovers a woman (Gabrielle Lazure) he spent the night with died seven years earlier. Read More Read Less

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      Nicholas Bell No more cohesive than any of the other puzzling titles in his filmography, the stunning work from [director of photography] Henri Alekan enlivens Grillet's captivating erotic noir tropes. Rated: 3/5 Oct 29, 2020 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion A ripe, hallucinogenic field theory by Alain Robbe-Grillet Nov 15, 2009 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Trying to make sense out of this film is like waiting for a dwarf to grow. Rated: C+ Apr 5, 2008 Full Review Louis Proyect 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. Jun 8, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member (***): [img][/img] A very strange French mystery film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member A self-conscious exercise in surrealism from Robbe-Grillet. One of those films perhaps best left for "random middle of the night weird movie viewings", as plotwise it is pure nonsense but has some striking visual imagery, notably the references to Magritte paintings. Unlike some of the best dream-logic films it never feels like there is a solid foundation to the film, and feels like arty/sexy/fetishy strangeness for strangeness sake. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Click : jordan shoes $32 nike shox $32 Christan Audigier bikini $23 Ed Hardy Bikini $23 Smful short_t-shirt_woman $15 ed hardy short_tank_woman$16 Sandal$32 christian loubo utin $80 Sunglass $15 COACH_Necklace $27 handbag $33AF tank woman $17 puma slipper woman $30 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I was confused the whole time. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Alain Robbe-Grillet does his thing again Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member One way to describe this movie as "bizarre" (which is kind of funny as being French-language film, you actually hear the characters use the word on a few occasions). The story (if you can call it that) develops in a dream-like fashion, kind of like a David Lynch movie. Nothing really makes sense, but is it really supposed to, if it's a dream? The director masterfully misleads the view into thinking he's following a story as all of a sudden everything is thrown up in the air and nothing makes sense anymore. But somehow it's a mesmerizing experience - truly an art movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A man (Daniel Mesguich) becomes trapped in a nightmarish world when he discovers a woman (Gabrielle Lazure) he spent the night with died seven years earlier.
      Alain Robbe-Grillet
      Alain Robbe-Grillet
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      1h 28m