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Paroxismus/Venus in Furs by Jesús Franco Italy West Germany 1969

Paroxismus

Paroxismus (Venus in Furs) è un film thriller soprannaturale diretto da Jesús Franco.
Il film doveva intitolarsi Black Venus. Il titolo definitivo, scelto dalla distribuzione statunitense, crea un falso rimando a Venere in pelliccia di Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
Non è questa l'unica modifica operata dalla distribuzione statunitense: per sottolineare l'elemento onirico, numerose sequenze furono alterate cromaticamente, con l'aggiunta di effetti flou, e trasformate in slow-motion; circostanza di cui il regista si è lamentato nella video intervista inclusa nell'edizione DVD della Blue Underground. La versione italiana presenta le medesime scene nella forma originale, ma reca numerosi tagli e manipolazioni.

Trama

Il trombettista Jimmy Logan trova in riva al mare il cadavere di una ragazza assassinata di nome Wanda Reed. Da quel momento Jimmy è ossessionato dal suo fantasma, di cui si innamora. Wanda troverà pace solo dopo aver ucciso i suoi quattro carnefici.


Venus in Furs (1969 Franco film)


Venus in Furs (Italian: Paroxismus - Può una morta rivivere per amore?, German: Schwarzer Engel) is a 1969 Italian supernatural erotic thriller film directed by Jesús Franco and starring James Darren.
The film (also known as Paroxismus and Black Angel) bears only a superficial resemblance to the 1870 Venus in Furs novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. The title and character names in Franco's original script were changed to the novel's for commercial reasons. Franco's film is a surreal supernatural erotic thriller about unattainable love and how far one is willing to go for the person they desire. It is not a study in masochism as portrayed in the novel.

Plot

James Darren plays a jazz musician who becomes obsessed to the point of madness with the mysterious fur-clad Wanda (Maria Rohm), only to find her dead body washed up on the beach.

Cast

  • James Darren as Jimmy Logan
  • Barbara McNair as Rita
  • Maria Rohm as Wanda Reed
  • Klaus Kinski as Ahmed Kortobawi
  • Dennis Price as Percival Kapp
  • Margaret Lee as Olga
  • Adolfo Lastretti as Insp. Kaplan (as Aldo Lastretti)
  • Jesus Franco as jazz musician (uncredited)
  • Manfred Mann as jazz musician (uncredited)
  • Paul Muller as Hermann (uncredited)
  • Mirella Pamphili (uncredited)

Reception

The New York Times wrote a negative a review of Venus in Furs on its initial release, stating that the film "features much inept fancy moviemaking (including echoes of "La Dolce Vita" and even "Vertigo"), some semi-nudity, and virtually endless confusion". Glenn Erickson was more positive.





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 Directed by

Jesús Franco
Produced by Harry Alan Towers
Written by Milo G. Cuccia
Carlo Fadda
Jesús Franco
Bruno Leder
Malvin Wald
Starring James Darren
Maria Rohm
Paul Muller
Klaus Kinski
Music by Mike Hugg
Manfred Mann
Stu Phillips
Cinematography Angelo Lotti
Edited by Henry Batista
Michael Pozen
Distributed by American International Pictures
Release dates
  • 19 August 1969
Running time
86 minutes
Country Italy
West Germany
Language English

 

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