An unexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'. The film director, a Czech immigrant in Paris, takes over her life, and in a short time she is unable to draw the line between acting and reality. She winds up playing a real-life role posing as the dead wife of another Czech immigrant, who is manipulated by the filmmaker into commiting a political assasination.
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took dance lessons to perform her two nude dance scenes. She practiced to the music of David Bowie
and two of his songs were played on set during the scenes. But obtaining the rights to use Bowie's music would have eclipsed the film's entire budget, so composer Alain Wisniak
had to create new music to go with the footage. See more
U.S. based video label Mondo Video selected this film as its debut release. Their 2008 DVD is the first to have English subtitles. Prior to this release, the film was only available officially in select European countries. See more
Referenced in The Witnesses
Grande messe en Ut' Mineur KV 427
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(as W.A. Mozart) See more