Woman in ChainsDrama
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PRINCIPAL CASTLaurent Terzieff, Elisabeth Wiener, Bernard Fresson, Dany Carrel, Michel Etcheverry, Claude Pieplu, NoÃ«lle Adam, Daniel Riviere, Annie Fargue, Germaine Delbat, Gilberte Geniat
WRITERHenri-Georges Clouzot, Monique Lange
The final film of Henri-Georges Clouzot's (Diabolique, The Wages of Fear) brilliant career, La PrisonniÃ¨re (1968) is a sensuously colorful film of voyeuristic sexual obsession. It maps a love triangle between abstract sculptor Gilbert (Bernard Fresson), his TV editor girlfriend JosÃ©e (Elisabeth Wiener), and art gallery owner Stanislas (Laurent Terzieff). At an art opening, Gilbert ditches JosÃ©e, so she ends up going home with Stanislas, who shows her a photograph of a woman in bondage. The image is shocking and alluring, and JosÃ©e asks to attend his next erotic photo shoot, her first step in unlocking the depths of her desires. Making full use of the psychedelic optical effects that Clouzot developed for the unfinished L'Enfer, La PrisonniÃ¨re is a visionary swansong for this legendary cinema artist.