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Les Biches (1968)
"Les biches" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  26 September 1968 (USA)
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Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.

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Jacqueline Sassard ...
Why
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Nane Germon ...
Violetta
Serge Bento ...
Bookseller
Henri Frances
Henri Attal ...
Robèque
Dominique Zardi ...
Riais
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Storyline

Frédérique is a rich and beautiful woman who picks up a female street artist called "Why". It is December and they go to her villa in Saint Tropez, which is inhabited by a couple of odd gay men. Both women fall for the local architect Paul Thomas. However Why says that she is not interested in him, so Frédérique invites him to move into the villa. Written by Will Gilbert

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"Biche" is not only French for "doe," it is also slang for "girl" or "young woman" (just like British "bird" or American "chick" or "fox") - so the title is ambiguous: it could be taken as "The Girls," or it could very literally refer to the pictures of female deer (one of which is portrayed with another doe inside its womb) that Why draws and, in one case, keeps in her bedroom. In French the word "lesbiche" is slang for lesbian, its plural being "lesbiches". See more »

Quotes

Why: [referring to Robeque and Riais' departure] I'm beginning to live again since they left.
Paul Thomas: I feel rather guilty.
Frédérique: Enough of them was as good as a feast!
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Champagne! The artillery of pleasure!
21 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for action, erotic or otherwise, this is not a film you will enjoy.

It is a simple pleasure of color and emotion.

The plot is simple: A rich woman (Stéphane Audran - Babette's Feast, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) takes a liking to a poor young girl (Jacqueline Sassard). A man (Jean-Louis Trintignant - Z, Red) enters the picture, and friction results. That's it.

But, don't let the simplicity fool you. There is an elegant dance among the characters as emotional games are played. It is the dance amid the beauty of St. Tropez that is the pleasure.


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