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La Belle Captive (1983)





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This French film has a plot that sounds like an expansion of an urban legend. Walter (Daniel Mesguich) and Sara (Cyrielle Claire) are a married couple who have just moved into a new home together. Everything seems to be going well, despite Walter's fascination with a mysterious woman named Marie-Ange (Gabrielle Lazure) in a nightclub. Then one night, running an errand for Sara, Walter finds Marie-Ange tied up in the middle of the road. He takes her to the nearest villa, hoping to contact a doctor, but he only ends up locked in a bedroom with her. In the midst of their inevitable passion, visions of Magritte paintings dance in Walter's head, for some reason. In the morning, Marie-Ange is gone and Walter's neck is bleeding. ~ John Voorhees, Rovi


Gabrielle Lazure
as Marie-Ange
Daniel Emilfork
as Inspector Francis
Roland Dubillard
as Van de Reeves
François Chaumette
as Dr. Morgentodt
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Critic Reviews for La Belle Captive

All Critics (4)

No more cohesive than any of the other puzzling titles in his filmography, the stunning work from [director of photography] Henri Alekan enlivens Grillet's captivating erotic noir tropes.

October 28, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A ripe, hallucinogenic field theory by Alain Robbe-Grillet

November 15, 2009 | Full Review…

Trying to make sense out of this film is like waiting for a dwarf to grow.

April 5, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Surrealist curiosity directed by Robbe-Grillet. Has the effect overall of a Ridley Scott Chanel commercial. Will certainly hold one's attention even if the plot is incomprehensible.

June 8, 2007 | Full Review…

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