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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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26 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Bad Girls  »

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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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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Perhaps the most significant use of slo-mo I have ever seen
21 May 2002 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

While the beauty and terrific acting of Sassard and Audran make this film seem to be about sexual roles, sexual ambiguity and personal and sexual identity, at its core, this is about a girl who is or becomes unbalanced, and once she comes unhinged, becomes a violent character from a Fritz Lang noir. The penultimate scene is transfixing, but the entire film is beautifully shot, tautly edited and exceptionally stylish and intelligent without calling attention to itself. As usual, Chabrol begins with a noir thriller and casual plot and transforms these elements into something else. Though not a common video, it is available on tape; please see it.


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