Roger Vadim

  • Roger Vadim – Hellé (1972)

    Synopsis
    Haute-Savoie, 1951. Hellé is a young deaf-mute living among the mountains. She’s ignored by everyone except, now and then, the local woodsmen, who use her for their pleasure. She has no education, no knowledge of right or wrong. One summer, a young man comes to spend the holidays in her village…Read More »

  • Roger Vadim – La jeune fille assassinée AKA The Assassinated Young Girl (1974)

    Charlotte is better known by its original French title, La Jeune Fille Assassinee. The film combines Roger Vadim’s overriding twin fascinations: eroticism and death. Charlotte (Sirpa Lane) dreams of dying violently while in the throes of an orgasm. This curious desire is the principal motivation for her entering into a life of crime. In addition to directing Charlotte, Vadim also produced, scripted, and played a major on-screen role. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie GuideRead More »

  • Roger Vadim – Une femme fidèle aka The Faithful Woman (1976)

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    Synopsis:
    Charles is wealthy, a French venture capitalist in the 1830s; he’s also an aristocratic assassin, prompting duels for political, monetary, and sexual gain. At his aunt’s, he meets Madame Mathilde LeRoi, a virtuous and beautiful woman, and he determines to seduce her. Along the way, his lust and game playing give way to love. One of his partners in crime and seduction, a decadent marquise, determines to break Mathilde’s spell over Charles, sending her a forged letter that begins a spiral of tragedy.Read More »

  • Roger Vadim – Barbarella (1968)

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    Sexy Barbarella roams 41st-century space with her blind guardian angel, Pygar. Directed by Roger Vadim; actors Jane Fonda, John Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O’Shea, David Hemmings, Marcel Marceau, Claude Dauphin

    In this notorious film version of the popular French comic strip by Jean-Claude Forest, Jane Fonda plays a sexy yet innocent space-age heroine in the year 40,000 A.D. who never gets herself into a situation that requires too much clothing. BARBARELLA opens with the titular heroine stripping down to nothing in zero gravity among strategically placed credits. From there Barbarella embarks on a mission to find a peace-threatening young scientist named Duran Duran (Milo O’Shea) by order of the president of Earth. En route, she’s attacked by killer dolls, is strapped into a contraption known as the Excessive Machine, and falls in love with a blind angel.Read More »

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