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Patrick Dewaere (1947 - 1982)


Patrick Dewaere (1947 - 1982)
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Patrick Dewaere (January 26, 1947 - July 16, 1982) was a French actor.

He was born in Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, France. He committed suicide at age 35 in Paris. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Dewaere [Apr 2005]

Still from Série noire (1979) - Alain Corneau
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Themroc (1973) - Claude Faraldo

Themroc (1973) - Claude Faraldo

[r]ather charming scenes at the end where the barbarians try to tempt a handsome bricklayer who does his best to ignore them as they playfully poke fingers into his wet cement, before he strips off his clothes and joins in too. --Richard Scheibhttp://www.moria.co.nz/sf/themroc.htm [Apr 2005]

Red triangle

The red triangle was a content warning system employed by mainstream terrestrial British TV broadcaster Channel 4 for a brief period in 1986. The channel showed a number of 18-rated art films in the early hours of the morning as part of the "red triangle" series, gaining unexpectedly large audiences. After lobbying from newspapers and pressure groups the series was quickly discontinued. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_triangle [Apr 2005]

The outcry over the red triangle series had entirely the opposite effect than the objectors had intended; the opening film, the grisly surreal-comedy Themroc, garnered over two million viewers (Whitehouse apparently among them, later saying of its broadcast "It's not good enough to slap on a warning symbol and then indulge in sadistic madness of this kind."). --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_triangle#The_red_triangle_broadcasts [Apr 2005]

Les Valseuses/Going Places (1974) Bertrand Blier

Patrick Dewaere and Gérard Depardieu in
Les Valseuses/Going Places (1974) Bertrand Blier [Amazon.com]

Je t’Aime Moi Non Plus (film)

Hot, Hard Cocks and Tight, Tight Unlubricated Assholes: Transgression, Sexual Ambiguity and “Perverse” Pleasures in Serge Gainsbourg’s Je t’aime moi non plus by Jack Sargeant
If certain body parts and functions are coded as normal and acceptable, Sargeant examines a film that turns these presuppositions on their head. --http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/04/30/je_taime_moi_non_plus.html

Je t'aime, moi non plus (1976) - Serge Gainsbourg

I remember seeing this one for the first time on May 7, 1988. If they ever awarded a film for being the best in bad taste, here's your winner. Joe Dallesandro plays Krassky, a gay man who's had a spat with his lover (Hughes Quester). While at a bar, he meets up with a boyish (and I mean boyish) female bartender named Johnny (Jane Birkin). They have an affair while Krassky's male lover Padovan tries to make amends.

While the story is intriguing, the ugliness of the film is quite strong. Johnny's boss is a flatulating old man who occasionally brings in some unattractive women to do a striptease for the men. We see Padovan eating spaghetti with his hands and Johnny eating what looks like cucumbers dipped in milk. There's a scene where Padovan is answering nature's call in an open field. All the sex between Krassky and Johnny is anal, which forces Birkin to scream in agony in every one of those scenes. While I respect Jane Birkin's talents, I wonder if anyone would be turned on by her "lack of rack" or her very short haircut?

Bottom line: A movie only for a certain group. I haven't seen this one for a while, but I'll bet Showcase (a cable channel in Canada) will someday show this one, due to their reputation of showing a lot of gay product. --bluethunder35 for imdb.com, http://us.imdb.com/Title?0073196 [Dec 2004]

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