Tag Archives: Roger Vadim

Le repos du guerrier / Love on a Pillow (1962) Roger Vadim, Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hossein, Jean-Marc Bory, Romance, Drama

Le repos du guerrier (Roger Vadim, 1962)
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.

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Et Dieu… créa la femme / And God Created Woman (1956) Roger Vadim, Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Drama, Romance

And God Created Woman (1956)
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.

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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

Don Juan ou Si Don Juan etait une femme... (Roger Vadim, 1973)
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?

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