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Femmes Fatales (1976)

Calmos (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 23 September 1977 (USA)
Two men flee to the countryside to escape their sexual duties and settle for a quiet, rustic life.

Director:

Bertrand Blier

Writers:

Bertrand Blier (original scenario and dialogue), Philippe Dumarçay (original scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Paul Dufour
Jean Rochefort ... Albert
Bernard Blier ... Le curé
Brigitte Fossey ... Suzanne Dufour
Claude Piéplu ... L'ancien combattant
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ... Le chanoine
Michel Peyrelon Michel Peyrelon ... Le P.D.G.
Dora Doll ... L'adjudante / Sergeant
Micheline Kahn Micheline Kahn ... Geneviève
Jacques Rispal Jacques Rispal ... L'assassin
Jacques Denis Jacques Denis ... Un maquisard
Sylvie Joly Sylvie Joly ... La médecin chef
Claudine Beccarie ... La cliente cossue
Gérard Jugnot ... Un suiveur
Dominique Davray ... Une employée du laboratoire
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Two men flee to the countryside to escape their sexual duties and settle for a quiet, rustic life.

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These Ladies Had a "Better Idea..." See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Femmes Fatales See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Bertrand Blied directed his own father Bernard Blier in this movie. See more »

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Calmos
Written by Georges Delerue and Slam Stewart
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Very funny and surprising sex comedy
11 April 2006 | by MovienoteSee all my reviews

Bertrand Blier's film "Femmes Fatales" a/k/a "Calmos" - A very funny and outrageous sex comedy by one of the great French filmmakers. Still groundbreaking after all these years, there's been nothing at all like it. Constantly surprising and hilarious.

The terrific cast is headed by the director's father Bernard Blier and the always wonderful Jean Rochefort as a gynecologist.

Blier's take on the war between men and women is fresh and original and probably as valid and illuminating as any scholarly analysis of the battle of the sexes only much, much funnier. Disappointing that it hasn't been made available on DVD. If presented and promoted properly it could well become a true Home Movie smash.

At least an "8".


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