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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


    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.

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Madeleine Films, Cinemag, Arcadie Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Fiction, Experimental

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 53 min

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