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The Balcony

The Balcony (1963)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1963 Wide

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The denizens of a sordid brothel become embroiled in a bloody coup in this arty political satire adapted from the Jean Genet play. Shelley Winters stars as the cathouse's madam, a stern woman who supervises the fantasy role-playing of her beautiful employees and their well-heeled customers, including the local police chief (Peter Falk). As various whores and their johns dress up like judges, penitents, bishops, and generals, a revolution rages outside in the streets. The leaders of society --

Aug 1, 2000

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Well acted by Shelley Winter and others, Jospeh Strick's version of Genet's faous play is only semi-effective in conveying the politics and allegory of the original text.

March 15, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Strange, muddled film, very existential. The question would be, even with talented performers like Winters, Falk and Grant, who was film made for?
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