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France, West Germany | 1981 | Andrzej Zulawski

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Shorn of over 40 minutes when first released in the U.S. (and banned outright for a number of years in Britain), this bloody, over-the-top exercise in Grand Guignol stars Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani as a married couple going through a traumatic break-up. Arguments and furniture-smashing soon give way to self-mutilation, killings, and sex with doppelgangers (and with a tentacled monster created by Oscar-winning F/X master Carlo Rambaldi of E.T. and Alien fame). Adjani won both the César Award and the Best Actress prize at Cannes for her hysterical performance. “Begins at a head-banging pitch and builds to a state of genuine derangement.” –NY Times. No one under 18 admitted! In English. DCP. 124 min.

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