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N. a pris les dés... (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror
Long before there was any notion of "remix culture," famed French writer Alain Robbe-Grillet created this radical re-imagining of his own feature EDEN AND AFTER (which no doubt to most ... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Catherine Jourdan
Pierre Zimmer
Richard Leduc Richard Leduc
Lorraine Rainer Lorraine Rainer
Sylvain Corthay Sylvain Corthay
Juraj Kukura
Jarmila Kolenicová Jarmila Kolenicová ... (as Jarmila Kolenicova)
Catherine Robbe-Grillet Catherine Robbe-Grillet
Frantisek Gervai Frantisek Gervai
Ludovít Króner ... (as Ludwik Kroner)
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Long before there was any notion of "remix culture," famed French writer Alain Robbe-Grillet created this radical re-imagining of his own feature EDEN AND AFTER (which no doubt to most viewers had already been quite radical enough). In the 1970 original, perverse games amongst student types at a Mondrian-inspired cafe are kicked up a notch when a mysterious older stranger (Pierre Zimmer) appears to offer a hallucinatory "fear powder." A young woman (Catherine Jourdan) who ingests it finds herself trapped in a bizarro world of sex, violence and surrealism, first at a maze-like factory, then in Tunisia where youths are subjected to S&M tortures in striking all-white settings. This enigmatic narrative and its outré content are pushed several degrees closer to total madness in N. TOOK THE DICE, which scrambles an already ambiguous chronology to the point of freeform collage. A voiceover narrator provides the only semblance of logic in a mash-up that incorporates not just footage from EDEN...

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Chance and Happenstance
17 June 2002 | by lmnycSee all my reviews

This film is evidently a reworking of Robbe-Grillet's previous film "L' Éden et après", using alternate takes and re-editing that has the order of scenes to be governed by 'a throw of the dice' (shown in new footage). It is officially unavailable on viideo of DVD, but can be found on second-generation video prints on Ebay, etc.


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