Tag Archives: Roger Vadim
Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) Roger Vadim, Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Blood and Roses / Et mourir de plaisir (1960) Roger Vadim, Mel Ferrer, Elsa Martinelli, Annette Stroyberg, Horror
Les liaisons dangereuses (1959) Roger Vadim, Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg, Drama, Romance
Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there is one rule: never fall in love. But this time Valmont falls madly in love with a girl he meets at a ski resort, Marianne.
Haute-Savoie, 1951. Hellé is a young deaf-mute living among the mountains. She’s ignored by everyone except, now and then, the local woodsmen, who use her for their pleasure. She has no education, no knowledge of right or wrong. One summer, a young man comes to spend the holidays in her village…
Le repos du guerrier / Love on a Pillow (1962) Roger Vadim, Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hossein, Jean-Marc Bory, Romance, Drama
When the Parisian bourgeois Geneviève Le Theil travels to Dijon to resolve outstanding subjects in the inheritance left by her wealthy aunt, she mistakenly opens the door of another room in the hotel, finding a suicidal near death on the bed. Later Geneviève goes to the hospital and is introduced to Renaud Sarti, the nihilistic alcoholic vagrant she saved. Geneviève falls in love for Renaud and brings him to her apartment in Paris, initiating a destructive, masochistic and corrupt relationship with the abusive man.
Et Dieu… créa la femme / And God Created Woman (1956) Roger Vadim, Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Drama, Romance
Antoine promises to take the orphaned Juliette away from St. Tropez after a party where she has wandered onto the yacht of the urbane Eric. But in the morning the bus and Antoine zip by Juliette’s stop and she runs into the field to capture the rabbit she set free moments before. About to be sent back to the orphanage by her foster mother, she identifies with the rabbit. Antoine’s younger brother Michel comes to Juliette’s rescue with a marriage proposal and she accepts. Eric wants the brothers’ shipyard as a casino site and brings Antoine back to St. Tropez. Life gets complicated.
Don Juan ou Si Don Juan était une femme… / Don Juan or If Don Juan Were a Woman (1973) Roger Vadim, Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hossein, Mathieu Carrière, Drama
Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat – her father has died leaving her rich – and she tells the priest stories about men she has seduced. The seduction is easy, she tells him, it’s destruction that takes planning. We watch her with an upright elected official, a wealthy boor, and a folk singer. She describes herself as a spider. Her friend Léporella tries to be Jeanne’s conscience. What does Jeanne want?
Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the stepson into betraying her.
La ronde / Circle of Love (1964) Roger Vadim, Jane Fonda, Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Drama, History
In Paris during the summer of 1914 a succession of brief liaisons begins and ends with a soldier and a tart, but on the way moves humourously and sometimes poignantly through a fascinating panorama of society and of attitudes to love.