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Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

A Feature film by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Produced by Madeleine Films, Cinemag, Arcadie Productions

Release in France : 19/02/1975

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When Carolina (Anicee Alvina), the daughter of wealthy banker Georges de Saxe (Philippe Noiret), is reported kidnapped, it is upsetting to him even though he knows it isn't true. The kidnappers have taken the wrong person. The banker hires Frantz (Jean-Louis Trintignant) a disheveled, seedy detective to find his daughter and hide her safely away. She soon finds herself in a fantasyland whorehouse, where all kinds of extreme perversions are routinely practiced. There, a near-double of her father whips and then seduces her. Eventually, she and the private eye escape or leave, having extorted the kidnapping money from the girl's father.

Full credits (14)

Executive Producers :

Gilbert de Goldschmidt, Mag Bodard, Georges Dybman

Line Producers :

Alain Coiffier, Philippe Ogouz

Foreign producers :

Luciano Ercoli, Alberto Pugliese

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Claude Laureux

Editor :

Bob Wade

Production Designer :

Hilton McConnico

Sound Mixer :

Jack Jullian

Assistant Director :

Luc Béraud

Screenwriter :

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Director of Photography :

Yves Lafaye

Production Manager :

Hubert Niogret

Assistant editor :

Martine Rousseau

Costume designers :

Georges Bril, Hilton McConnico

Still Photographer :

Catherine Robbe-Grillet

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Feature film

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Fiction, Experimental

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 53 min

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