Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sin on the Beach (1963)

Original title: L'eternite Pour Nous

Director: Jose Benazeraf

Writers: G.J. Arnaud, Jose Benazeraf, Grisha Dabat, Yves Denaux

Composer: Louiguy

Starring: Monique Just, Sylvia Sorrente, Michel Lemoine, Gisele Gallois, Jose Benazeraf, Sophie Grimaldi, Serge Jacques

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Uncut & Uncensored!

Plot: A moody pianist-composer and his voluptuous strip-tease dancing babe are avoiding reality at a French seaside resort. The resort's young female manager has a dying husband on her hands, and becomes attracted to the composer. When the husband dies, accusations and recriminations fly, combined with various betrayals and jealousies.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

OK, so I'm not really all that bent out of shape that this turned out to be a mildly salacious (maybe not as much 50 years ago as just a few years later) melodrama from France that I've read was filmed two years earlier but released in the U.S. in '63.  There is some eye candy but it doesn't go as far as the title or subject matter suggests.


Who lies on the beach covering their boobs up like that?  I call shenanigans. 

It is a slow moving picture loaded with love triangle dialogue.  The characters are doomed from the start and wallow in their desperation and it's largely because of that, most everything is monotonous and repetitive. The picture quality looks like a VHS rip but at least it's widescreen.  My copy runs 65 minutes while IMDb shows it at 75.  Am I missing anything?  I'm not sure.  I would have preferred to see that version and in the original language (mine has an English dub)

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