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Business for Pleasure (1997)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 2 July 1997
What happens when business mixes with pleasure? Powerful tycoon Alexander Schutter masterminds a dangerous game of seduction by manipulating associates into satisfying his voyeuristic needs... See full summary »

Director:

Rafael Eisenman

Writers:

Zalman King (story), Zalman King (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Caron Bernstein ... Isabel
Gary Stretch ... Rolf
Joanna Pacula ... Anna
Jeroen Krabbé ... Alexander Schutter
Barbara McEly Barbara McEly ... Ruth
Anita Eberwein Anita Eberwein ... Bea
Dennis J. Kozeluh ... Bruce
Mien Huang Mien Huang ... Miko
Virág Kiss Virág Kiss ... Pamela
Pia Baresch Pia Baresch ... Julia Raimes
Hermann Schmid Hermann Schmid ... David Raimes
Natascha Tagunoff Natascha Tagunoff ... Elizabeth Raimes
Herbert Moulton Herbert Moulton ... Servant #1
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What happens when business mixes with pleasure? Powerful tycoon Alexander Schutter masterminds a dangerous game of seduction by manipulating associates into satisfying his voyeuristic needs. Schutter meets his match in Isabel, a strong-willed environmentalist who eventually grows from being a worthy opponent to an enthusiastic player. Rolf, Schutter's right-hand man, complicates the situation by falling in love with Isabel. The three become entangled in a passion-charged triangle driven by desire, risk, and fantasy. Ultimately, Schutter's erotic game spins out of control, disintegrating into a spiral of ecstasy, envy... and self-destruction. Written by lament

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An offer she couldn't refuse... Desire beyond control.

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Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Business & plaisir See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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If I Get Through The Twilight
Words & Music by Paul Kreshka & Oliver Gruen
Performed by Johnny And The Credit Cards
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13 April 2005 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

There's not really much to this film. It is impossible to empathize with any of the characters. All that is really left to say about them (pretty much all of them) is that they are a bunch of sick puppies. Even though there was some real talent in the cast, it more or less went for naught. Jeroen Krabbe at least had the talent to pull it off. You won't like his character (at all) but you can at least believe him. The wonderful Joanna Pacula is in this one. Would have liked to have seen more of her. And Caron Bernstein was exquisitely beautiful, and can actually act. She was surprisingly stingy with the nude scenes, though. I guess I'll have to look up some of the old Red Shoe stuff she was in. I can't think of any reason to recommend this movie, in spite of a good cast and reasonable production values for this type of film.


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