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C'est Gradiva Qui Vous Appelle
     

C'est Gradiva Qui Vous Appelle

Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet, Arielle Dombasle, James Wilby, Dany Verissimo

Cast: Alain Robbe-Grillet, Arielle Dombasle, James Wilby, Dany Verissimo

 
The revered and celebrated Alain Robbe-Grillet's supernatural drama C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle (AKA That is Gradiva Who Calls You) - a French-Belgian co-production - concerns John Locke, an art historian immersed in Asian research on the Marrakeshi casbah, accompanied by Belkis, his servant and mistress. Amid his studies of Eugene Delacroix, Locke

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The revered and celebrated Alain Robbe-Grillet's supernatural drama C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle (AKA That is Gradiva Who Calls You) - a French-Belgian co-production - concerns John Locke, an art historian immersed in Asian research on the Marrakeshi casbah, accompanied by Belkis, his servant and mistress. Amid his studies of Eugene Delacroix, Locke repeatedly encounters a lithe, ethereal female presence in the city's medina (or Arabic quarter) who draws him seductively through the city's mazelike streets, again and again, but repeatedly vanishes. He then encounters Anatoli, a self-professed antique dealer and curator of Oriental artifacts for beginners itching for a challenge. Belkis persuades Locke to keep his distance from these individuals, but Locke blatantly ignores her admonitions and forges ahead - never quite realizing that the spirits are toying with him, and drawing him into a dead-end psychosexual black hole.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2009
UPC:
0843276014490
Original Release:
2006
Source:
Mondo Macabre
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:59:00

Special Features

Brand new anamorphic transfer from negative; Exclusive interview with film's writer/director; Original theatrical trailer; Newly created english subtitles; Extensive production notes ; Mondo Macabro previews

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gradiva
1. Film Start & Credits [11:51]
2. The Search [9:58]
3. Finishing School [17:27]
4. Belkis [7:45]
5. Gradiva [15:02]
6. Don't Go, Monsieur [6:52]
7. Tableau [12:11]
8. The Dream World [2:42]
9. Delacroix [1:13]
10. Death Calling [7:56]

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