Barocco (1976)


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In this French drama, a woman and her boxer lover try to flee after making a fortune on a bogus bout. Unfortunately, the boxer is killed before they escape. The killer looks just like his victim and though the girl is at first appalled, she falls in love with him.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Marilyn Goldin
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On DVD: Feb 18, 2003
Pathfinder Home Entertainment



as Samson/Samson's Kill...

as Antoinette

as Young Brown Man
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Minor, mild, forgettable early film from Andre Techine.

Full Review… | April 21, 2003
Film Threat

September 21, 2005

September 4, 2005

Audience Reviews for Barocco


[font=Century Gothic]"Barocco" is a politcal thriller about Samson(Gerard Depardieu), a former boxer, who is in love with Laure(Isabelle Adjani). To escape their lives of desperation, Samson has agreed to do an interview for a large sum of money with a local newspaper that will adversely affect one of the candidates in a bitterly contested political race. Then, for another sum of money, he agrees to keep quiet for the other side. Needless to say, this attitude is not going to make a lot of people happy. Samson is intercepted at the train station, just as he and Laure are about to make a break for it...[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]As I've said before, I don't mind a movie that hits the ground running, just as long I know what's going on. It is even more true in "Barocco", where it feels like the first twenty minutes have been cut out of the film and we are left trying to decipher who all of the characters are. (If it had focused purely on the young couple, it might have just worked.) And in a complex story as this, we need all the help we can get. Depardieu playing two roles does not exactly help but he is rather amazing. But I do like how the sense of economic desperation is used as a backdrop.[/font]

Walter M.

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