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The Beautiful Prisoner

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Original title
La Belle Captive
Running time
90 min.
France France
Alain Robbe-Grillet, Franck Verpillat
Henri Alekan
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Argos Films / France 3 (FR 3)
Fantasy. Mystery. Drama | Surrealism. Experimental Cinema. Erotic. Painting
Synopsis / Plot
An exercise in blending fantasy, art and reality using an erotic thriller as a backdrop. This fetish of a movie doesn't develop a plot but focuses on objects, pieces of events and memories, and fantasy women, all inspired by tantalizing paintings by Rene Magritte and recreating their effect on our brains and perceptions.

Walter is told by his boss, Sara, to deliver an urgent letter to Henri de Corinthe. On the way he finds a beautiful woman he had been eying in a nightclub, lying in the road, bound up. He takes her to a villa to get a doctor, and ends up being locked in a bedroom with her. While she is making love to him, he has visions of surrealistic images from René Magritte's paintings.
1983: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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