Claire Denis, Second Assistant Director
“In Sweet Movie, described by its maker as ‘a pulsating film essay on human sensuality,’ anti-heroine Miss World 1984 travels with a rich Canadian called Mr. Kapital, while the proletarian Capt. Anna Planeta, skipper of the barge Survival, finds happiness in a bed of sugar with the Sailor from the Potemkin…But why talk plot? In the film’s most extreme illustration of the joys of personal catharsis and organic communalism, Miss World finds a group therapy collective whose members engage in various regressive behaviors, from twirling feces on a platter to bathing in chocolate.
For mature audiences only.
Languages: English, French, Polish, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 98 min
Director: Dušan Makavejev
Screenwriters: France Gallagher, Dusan Makavejev, Martin Malina
Producers: Richard Hellman, Vincent Malle
Cinematographer: Pierre Lhomme
Editor: Yann Dedet
Source: Janus Films
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