Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) (1973)

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Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) (1973)

Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) (1973)
DVDRip | MKV | 660x480 | x264 @ 2237 Kbps | 94 min | 1,64 Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Director: Roger Vadim (as Vadim)
Writers: Jean Cau (scenario), Roger Vadim (scenario)
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hossein, Mathieu Carrière

Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat - her father has died leaving her rich - and she tells the priest stories about men she has seduced. The seduction is easy, she tells him, it's destruction that takes planning. We watch her with an upright elected official, a wealthy boor, and a folk singer. She describes herself as a spider. Her friend Léporella tries to be Jeanne's conscience. What does Jeanne want?


Brigitte Bardot stars here in her last film along with Jane Birkin, the other singer who recorded the Serge Gainesbourg hit, "Je t'aime". This film is worth seeing, as we see BB's and Vadim's evolution from "And God Created Woman" to this post-sixties over-the-top comedy-drama.

We get some great nude scenes with Brigitte and Jane, and BB's character Jeanne is someone fed up with men, so she resorts to seduce and destroy tactics. As in "And God Created Woman" she's pretty much playing herself, but with an exaggerated storyline of driving men to ruin, murder, and suicide. The campy ironic humor is there in such scenarios as seducing a priest as well as setting up a fake menage-a-trois to madden a bete homme. Also a scene with Robert Walker Jr. (Charlie X in Star Trek TOS) where the price she asks for making love is no less than his life, which he takes seriously. The ending is a multiple meaning one as BB saves a man who makes her "pay for her sins" (though he's unappreciative). I think the end hits home for Brigitte in real life saying in effect, "look you male-dominated world, you've made my life hell". And it's the last scene she ever did on film. Worth seeing for it's erotic quality (but what BB film isn't), the submarine home, the early '70s fashions, and the camp.
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Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) (1973)

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