La Belle Captive (The Beautiful Prisoner) DVD

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La Belle Captive (The Beautiful Prisoner) DVD

One of the last important works by visionary filmmaker and celebrated novelist Alain Robbe-Grillet (Trans-Europ Express, Last Year at Marienbad), La Belle Captive is a mesmerizing erotic fantasy, set in a world in which film noir and horror converge—an alternate reality governed by the fractured continuity of a nightmare.After encountering a mysterious woman (Gabrielle Lazure) at a smoke-filled nightclub, secret agent Walter Raim (Daniel Mesguich) finds the woman lying bound and semi-conscious on a country road. He takes her to an isolated mansion, where a group of mysterious men have gathered. In the morning, Walter awakens to find bite marks on his neck, and embarks on a one-man crusade to unravel the mystery. But his detective work is thwarted by leather-clad, motorcycle-riding femme fatale Sara Zeitgeist (Cyrielle Clair), who commands a squad of black-shirted goons to keep Walter from attaining the object of his quest.Inspired by the imagery of René Magritte and the episodic melodramas of Louis Feuillade, La Belle Captive is a playful homage to the erotic allure of cinema, filled with fetishistic imagery that has become Robbe-Grillet’s trademark.


  • Run Time: 89
  • Production Date: 1983
  • Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet
  • Cast: Gabrielle Lazure, Daniel Mesguich, Cyrielle Clair
  • 1/20/2015
  • 1.66:1, Color
  • Thriller
  • French with English Subtitles

La Belle Captive (The Beautiful Prisoner) DVD

  • Dimensions: 7.0 inches (H) x 0.5 inches (W) x 5.5 inches (L)
  • Weight: 1.0 pounds
  • Included in the box: La Belle Captive (The Beautiful Prisoner) DVD
  • Made in United States

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