Threshold of the Void (1972)

  |  Drama, Fantasy


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The young artist Wanda Leibovitz comes to Paris, hoping to forget unfortunate love. Soon after arrival directly at the station Wanda meets the mysterious old woman suggesting to rent at it ... See full summary »


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7 September 2015 | melvelvit-1
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| Slow burn '70s sci-fi with a satisfying payoff
With her romance on the rocks, Wanda Leibowitz heads for Paris to fulfill her dreams of becoming an artist. Alone in the big city except for her brother's friend Dr. Liancourt, Wanda's happy to make the acquaintance of old Mrs. Galois who offers to rent her a room at a price that's too good to be true. There's one proviso, however -Wanda's told never to open a locked door in her room but, of course, she opens it and finds a black void where no light penetrates. She enters the void and finds she can now paint with a talent she never had before but she's also being sapped of life and becomes convinced Dr. Liancourt and Mrs. Galois aren't who they say they are...

THRESHOLD OF THE VOID is kind of like a '70s version of ROSEMARY'S BABY meets SHE by way of "Alice In Wonderland" and luckily the slow-burn story leads to a satisfying payoff. Dreamily directed by Jean-François Davy whose background in porn could have turned this into another XXX THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS but, alas, it's not that kind of movie. Not bad, tho.

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Drama | Fantasy

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Release Date:

27 March 1974

Language

French


Country of Origin

France

Filming Locations

Paris, France

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