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Release Date:
22 June 1966 (France) See more »
JANE FONDA and PETER MCENERY storm the screen in ROGER VADIM's new film sensation!
Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jane Fonda ... Renee Saccard

Michel Piccoli ... Alexandre Saccard

Peter McEnery ... Maxime Saccard

Tina Aumont ... Anne Sernet (as Tina Marquand)
Jacques Monod ... M. Sernet

Howard Vernon ... Lawyer
Douglas Read ... Maitre d'Hotel
Ham-Chau Luong ... Mr. Chou (as Ham Chau Luong)
Germaine Montero ... Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joël Barbouth ... Un copain de fac de Maxime (uncredited)
Joé Davray ... Gardener/Le jardinier (uncredited)

Hélène Dieudonné ... Maid/La bonne (uncredited)

Van Doude ... Guest/Un invité (uncredited)
Simone Valère ... Mme. Sernet (uncredited)
Dominique Zardi ... Green party guest/Invité au turban du bal vert (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Vadim 
Writing credits
Jean Cau (adaptation) and
Roger Vadim (adaptation)

Claude Choublier (scenario collaborator)

Jean Cau (dialogue)

Émile Zola (novel "La curée")

Produced by
Roger Vadim .... producer
Original Music by
Jean Bouchéty  (as J. Boutchety)
Jean-Pierre Bourtayre  (as J.P. Bourtayre)
Cinematography by
Claude Renoir 
Film Editing by
Victoria Mercanton 
Production Design by
Jean André 
Costume Design by
Tanine Autré 
Makeup Department
Jean-Pierre Berroyer .... hair stylist
Odette Berroyer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jean-Pierre Spiri-Mercanton .... unit manager (as J.P. Spiri Mercanton)
Georges Vallon .... production manager (as Georges Valon)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francis Girod .... assistant director
Jean-Michel Lacor .... assistant director (as J.M. Lacor)
Roger Tellier .... assistant director
Art Department
Robert André .... assistant art director
Robert Christidès .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Antoine Petitjean .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Alain Douarinou .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Colette Leloup .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jean Fernandez .... musical consultant (as Jean E. Fernandez)
Other crew
Suzanne Durrenberger .... script girl (as Suzanne Durremberger)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Game Is Over" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK, USA
"La calda preda" - Italy
"Tears of Rapture" -
"The Quarry" - International (English title) (alternative title)
"Die Beute" - Austria, West Germany
"Добыча" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Плячката" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"A zsákmány" - Hungary
"Aas voor de gieren" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Ardiente y seductora" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"El engaño" - Spain
"Kafto doloma" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Kun leikki loppuu" - Finland (video box title)
"Legen er forbi" - Denmark
"O Perigoso Jogo do Amor" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Oyun bitti" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Queda no Abismo" - Portugal
"Rovet" - Sweden
"Zdobycz" - Poland (imdb display title)
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98 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex)

Did You Know?

The original English version was released on VHS in 1988.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Quicksand (2003)See more »
Renée - La SerreSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Excellent erotic fantasy by Roger Vadim with Jane Fonda, 15 January 2013

Though this movie is based on the novel by Émile Zola, the story is as old as antiquity. Phaedra was a Greek legend/tragedy which must have inspired Zola. Phaedra is also the title of a movie shot in Greece by Jules Dassin in 1962 (4 years before Vadim's La Curée) starring Melina Mercouri. They all revolve around the theme of an adulteress wife who falls in love with her stepson. They usually end tragically. The difference with Roger Vadim's movie is the way he plays on the eroticism that exudes from the ever beautiful Jane Fonda. She plays the role of a Canadian young heiress who marries this distinguished french bourgeois businessman only to get aroused by his son who is closer to her age. If you like beautiful erotic shots and situations, you will like this. Of course Barbarella (2 years later by the same director and Jane Fonda) is even more erotic.

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