Camille 2000 (Extended Edition) [Blu-ray]
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The tale of a beautiful but self-destructive woman named Marguerite (captured by the striking Daniele Gaubert, who had appeared in about 20 films prior to this), whose addictions to drugs, sex and money are the focal point of most of the film, who later falls in love with an aristocratic young man named Armand (Nino Castelnuovo of 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg') she meets at one of the notorious soirees she regularly threw at her villa for hip jet-setters and the extravagantly rich at the end of the late 60's - certainly a fantastic time to be either. Though she is kept by a grand Duke, has a host of other lovers and attends all the glamorous parties of the decadently entitled, her love for Armand leads her to run away with him on a yacht so they can concentrate on each other.Read more ›
You probably already know the story line -- a beautiful "jet setter" bought and paid for by a very rich count hosts frequent parties dedicated to the hedonism she so passionately pursues. She meets a man and they fall in love for a summer. Then the romance ends unexpectedly. The next few weeks and months are a predictable series of chance meetings at various parties where the couple attempt to be unaffected by the other while doing things to intentionally hurt each other. It seems the couple themselves are the only ones who cannot see the clear and obvious love still smoldering between them.
But this story goes much deeper than a simple summer romance about love won and then lost. All through the movie it is clear that this large cast of "the beautiful people" is nothing more than a group searching for real meaning in their lives and not finding it, resulting in the predictable substitution of physical pleasure for real meaning. We have all done it on some scale - not finding what we truly want so we settle for what we think we want or for what we believe is the best we will find. And history suggests that sensuality is the most effective substitute for real meaning.
As for all of us, sensuality works for a while for our central couple. But the truth seeps in no matter how badly we want it to stay out. It seems that the love our central couple feels for each other cannot withstand the forces attacking it. Then hurt, anger, and even bitterness becomes their constant companions.
Yet Metzger gives us so much more than this common and tragic story.Read more ›
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I enjoy this movie very much, since I am half Italian. I have also traveled to Rome, Italy about 15 times, and have actually had experiences there, similar to ones in this movie.Published 9 months ago by Tom
Metzger at his best - fabulous color, great soundtrack and a compelling telling of the Camille story. Phenomenal period piece. Feel the love... Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by Petruso
I'm writing this to help balance out the ratings for this from all the bad reviews written by people who obviously had no idea what they were watching and aren't accustomed to... Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by Zynab
Interesting story of a woman's desire to stay in the limelight and find a new "sugar daddy" to support her play and entertainment habits. Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by Raymond Cannefax
Didn't live up to the sexy cover picture. Couldn't follw any logical story line. Maybe it was too complex for me?Published on July 22, 2013 by Khal
Vapid goings on of empty souls...I fell asleep about half way through it, so don't know how bad it got.Published on July 19, 2013 by El Jefe