NC-17 | | Drama, Romance
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
Two-hour queues to see the film when it first opened in Paris were quite normal.
When Paul is putting shaving cream on with the brush at the beginning of the sink scene, he lathers it on relatively thick in the frontal shot but then when the scene cut to the side shot as he begins to shave, the cream is on in a thin, uniform layer.
A four-hour rough cut of the film exists. Not much is known what this version contains, but apparently it is the version of the film in which Gato Barbieri, the film's composer viewed four times in August of 1971, in order to decide where music was needed in the film.
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