Wow, while watching I could not quite believe that an insane movie like this does in fact exist. What an absurd and irritating story line, that actually does not really deserve this name. I was repeatedly busy in rubbing my eyes to believe what the screen was offering them. Then eventually, this end on a meta-level where actors do actually make comments on the movie being a movie.
Lucky me that Amazon Prime came along with the streaming proposal of an unknown film on my search for some Polanski movie. I opted to go for it.
That the movie does actually work despite its absurdity and its odd sex scenes must be accredited to a great deal to the flawless performances by its protagonists Sidney Rome and Marcello Mastrioianni next to the genius of its director. The film is in fact a rather risky endeavor since the distance to cheesy slapstick is quite small and I can almost understand critics that see it this way. At the same time, the movie is just way too bizarre to come anywhere near to such a poor evaluation. What else would you call a woman's leg that is being painted blue midway for no real reason and stays like this for the rest of movie.
It is quite a pity that uncompromising, experimental films like this are no longer produced nowadays. Don't ask for the meaning of the movie. I don't think there is any. It is at its best a contemporary document about the freedom of thought of the hippie generation. Maybe someone was just dreaming under the influence of some drugs
Action / Comedy
Action / Comedy
A young American woman (Sydne Rome) traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right. Her visit becomes an absurd, decadent, oversexed version of "Alice in Wonderland", with Marcello Mastroianni as the maddest of mad hatters and Roman Polanski a kinky March hare.
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