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A highly erotic, gothic mystery, in the style of Hitchcock's "Vertigo", from Alain Robbe-Grillet, writer of the Oscar-nominated "Last Year At Marienbad" and director of the notorious "Trans-Europ Express".
An English historian living in Morocco is searching for some mythical lost paintings. His quest leads him into the ancient Arabic quarter of the city. There he sees a beautiful blonde woman in a white veil. He becomes obsessed with finding her, but discovers that she may already be dead.
His Moroccan mistress, Belkis, appears to be encouraging his obsessions, but it soon transpires that she may be trapping him in a dark and dangerous labyrinth of desire, from which death may be the only escape.
This was the last work from the acclaimed and award winning filmmaker and is an exotic, erotic mystery story which deals with some of the most profound issues of the human heart. Packed with controversial and astonishing imagery, it's an intriguing and complex work of art that is a fitting tribute to a master of world cinema.
Gradiva explores the blurred lines between reality and fantasy, and eroticism and violence...its brand of sophisticated deviance is very satisfying.
Mondo Macabro s DVD presents a gorgeous 1.85:1 widescreen transfer --Twitch
I aver that Americans' chief complaint with this film is going to be that it never gets to the point -- there are many points made, but you never really understand "Why did... Read morePublished 1 month ago by SteveH
French director Alain-Robbe Grillet's film "Gradiva" has been released by the Mondo Macabro DVD group and it is another excellent example of the unusual international cinema that... Read morePublished on May 27, 2011 by Ramm
Gradiva is the name of an actual art object, a well preserved Roman bas relief fragment, and means "the woman who walks. Read morePublished on November 3, 2009 by J. Faulk