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Le Vice et la Vertu

  • Film

Time Out says

De Sade was all over the publicity for this film, but is excluded from its credits. Nevertheless, it's Justine and Juliette updated to 1944-45. Justine (Deneuve), churchgoing, loyal to her fiancé in the Resistance, is forcibly consigned to an SS brothel in the Tyrol. Meanwhile her sister Juliette (Girardot) is infatuated with a Gestapo brute who lets her sit in on his torture sessions. Only the cast makes this worth a look. The sex contrives to be both tame and vulgar, and Vadim's fancy lighting effects - dimming out the set in mid-scene and putting a spot on the characters - just looks silly. What with this and Pasolini's odious Salò, it's clear that Sade and WWII are subjects best treated separately.
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Release Details

  • Duration:105 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Roger Vadim
  • Screenwriter:Roger Vadim, Roger Vailland, Claude Choublier
  • Cast:
    • Catherine Deneuve
    • Annie Girardot
    • Robert Hossein
    • OE Hasse
    • Philippe Lemaire
    • Luciana Paluzzi
    • Paul Gégauff
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