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Gradiva [DVD] [French] [2006]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Brand new anamorphic transfer from negative
  • Exclusive interview with film's writer/director
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Newly created english subtitles
  • Extensive production notes
  • Mondo Macabro previews

Synopsis

C'est Gradiva Qui Vous Appelle
The revered and celebrated Alain Robbe-Grillet's supernatural drama C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle (AKA That is Gradiva Who Calls You) - a French-Belgian co-production - concerns John Locke, an art historian immersed in Asian research on the Marrakeshi casbah, accompanied by Belkis, his servant and mistress. Amid his studies of Eugene Delacroix, Locke repeatedly encounters a lithe, ethereal female presence in the city's medina (or Arabic quarter) who draws him seductively through the city's mazelike streets, again and again, but repeatedly vanishes. He then encounters Anatoli, a self-professed antique dealer and curator of Oriental artifacts for beginners itching for a challenge. Belkis persuades Locke to keep his distance from these individuals, but Locke blatantly ignores her admonitions and forges ahead - never quite realizing that the spirits are toying with him, and drawing him into a dead-end psychosexual black hole. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Arielle Dombasle
    Arielle Dombasle
  • James Wilby
    James Wilby
  • Dany Verissimo
    Dany Verissimo
  • Farid Chopel
    Farid Chopel
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