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Femmes fatales

Femmes fatales

A Feature film by Bertrand Blier

Produced by Films Christian Fechner

Release in France : 11/02/1976


    Two men, fortyish, worn out by their wives, abandon everything to go and live in the back of beyond. There they meet a truculent priest, a boozer, Émile (Bernard Blier) who recalls them to life's simple pleasures. Calm is what they want. But soon their example inspires thousands of disorientated males, fleeing the feminist 1970s. Soon, too, there arrives a squadron of nymphomaniac Amazons.

    Soure : Wikipedia

    Actors (58)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Films Christian Fechner

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Co-productions :

    Renn Productions, AMLF

    French distribution :



    Critical reception

    Pauline Kael reviewed the film in The New Yorker : "Blier's method worked in Les Valseuses, and it works in Préparez Vos Mouchoirs, but something went wrong in his sexual extravaganza Calmos (and the picture failed, even in France)...The two men are joined by other escaping men; women demanding gratification come after them with guns, and it's a full-scale tedious war of the sexes until, finally, the two pals, old men now and shrivelled in size, are dropped out of a cloud onto an island...Calmos is an overscaled back-to-the-womb satiric fantasy - a male daydream about the impossibility of escape from the sexual wars..It's about the demands of sex on men who spent their youth chasing women and now - jaded - want a break from it - they want to go off and live like pigs. It's a funny idea, and though Calmos abandons it, there are still things to look at all through the picture...Throughout the women are made repellently beautiful - they have a neon voraciousness. Brigitte Fossey, a blond cat with a perfect tiny mouth, is like sensual porcelain. No one but Blier has matched such raunchiness and such visual beauty; you have to have a true respect for raunchiness to do that."

    Source : Wikipedia

    Full credits (15)

    Assistant Director :

    Michel Leroy

    Screenwriters :

    Bertrand Blier, Philippe Dumarçay

    Assistant Operator :

    René Chabal

    Production Manager :

    Henri Brichetti

    Assistant editors :

    Élisabeth Moulinier, Annick Menier

    Production Designer :

    Jean André

    Costume designer :

    Michèle Cerf

    Location managers :

    François Menny, Christine Gozlan

    Producers :

    Bernard Artigues, Claude Berri, Christian Fechner

    Director of Photography :

    Claude Renoir

    Camera Operator :

    Yves Rodallec

    Editor :

    Claudine Merlin

    Continuity supervisor :

    Annie Maurel

    Music Composer :

    Georges Delerue

    Still Photographer :

    Maurice Chapiron

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Drama

    Themes :

    Sexuality, Dreams

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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