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La Belle Cérébrale

France, 1967 (MIFF 1970, Programme 12)

Director: Peter Foldes

A naked girl chews a pear and paints her toenails while two men argue in the background. As she daydreams, a wig emerges from a drawer to caress her, flowers bloom in her hair, and a box opens to decorate her with jewellery. While the camera slowly pans up and down her body, the background dispute becomes more violent...

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