La Belle Captive (1983) DVDRip
La belle captive (1983) DVDRip
La belle captive is a 1983 French avant-garde film directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet, based on his own novel of the same name. The film is a playful mystery that combines elements of erotic allure and supernatural horror with a pulp fiction plot. The film is suffused with visual surrealism, often explicitly evoking the works of René Magritte.
The film stars Daniel Mesguich as Walter Raim, a secret agent who is sent by his boss, Sara Zeitgeist (Cyrielle Clair), to deliver an urgent letter to Henri de Corinthe. On his way, he finds a beautiful woman (Gabrielle Lazure) lying bound and semi-conscious on a country road. He takes her to an isolated mansion, where he ends up being locked in a bedroom with her. While she is making love to him, he has visions of surrealistic images from Magritte's paintings. In the morning, the woman, Marie-Ange van de Reeves, has vanished, the mansion looks derelict, and his neck is bleeding. Was it all just a nightmare?
Walter embarks on a one-man crusade to unravel the mystery, but his detective work is thwarted by Sara, who commands a squad of black-shirted goons to keep Walter from attaining the object of his quest. Walter also encounters a mysterious inspector (Daniel Emilfork), a hysterical woman (Arielle Dombasle), and a professor (Roland Dubillard) who may hold the key to the mystery.
La belle captive is a film that challenges the conventions of narrative cinema, blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy, dream and memory, past and present. The film is full of fetishistic imagery that has become Robbe-Grillet's trademark, such as leather, motorcycles, bondage, blood, and mirrors. The film also pays homage to the erotic allure of cinema itself, as Walter is seduced by the images he sees on the screen.
The film was nominated for two César Awards in 1984: Best Music Written for a Film for Gabriel Yared and Best Poster for René Ferracci. The film has been released on DVD by E1 Entertainment in 2015. The DVD includes the original theatrical trailer as an extra feature.
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