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Love Rites (1987)

Cérémonie d'amour (original title)
Hugo, a vain clothing buyer, meets Myriam on a train and pursues a relationship with her. He is delighted to learn she is a prostitute and has no idea she has more in mind than Hugo bargained for.

Director:

Walerian Borowczyk
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marina Pierro ... Myriam
Mathieu Carrière ... Hugo Arnold
Josy Bernard Josy Bernard ... Mériem Ben Saada
Isabelle Tinard Isabelle Tinard ... Nora Nix
Jacques Couderc Jacques Couderc
Guy Bonnafoux Guy Bonnafoux
Claudine Berg Claudine Berg
Lucette Gill Lucette Gill
Julian Lee Julian Lee
Jennifer Ford Jennifer Ford
Sabrina Belleval Sabrina Belleval
Jean-Raphael Sessa Jean-Raphael Sessa
Jean Négroni Jean Négroni ... Récitant / Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Hugo, a vain clothing buyer, meets Myriam on a train and pursues a relationship with her. He is delighted to learn she is a prostitute and has no idea she has more in mind than Hugo bargained for.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 July 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Rites See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sara Films, Sofinergie 1 See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Walerian Borowczyk's last feature film. See more »

Soundtracks

Toccata, Adagio et Fugue in C major BWV 564
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Underwhelming
12 May 2004 | by John_MclarenSee all my reviews

Generally I am a Borowczyk fan. So I start from a position of sympathy.

The film has a certain gritty urban style to it, and it is not by any means his worst. For instance the courting scene across the Metro line is inventive, and the scenes are often originally shot.

However the film must rate as underwhelming chiefly because it does not really go anywhere. It all leads up to a fairly brutish love making scene which had long been trailed. I did not find it erotic and there is no trademark nudity.

So what? I thought. And moved on .....


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