Chinesisches Roulette (Chinese Roulette) (1977)
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Cult filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast) directed this surprisingly tame exploitation film about the then-hot topic of suburban wife-swapping. A couple moves into their new house and are soon turned on to the swingers' lifestyle by their naughty neighbors. Their daring fling culminates in a party in which bed partners are chosen by the spin of a roulette wheel. As in most adults-only features of the time, not to mention studio ventures such as Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969),
Dec 31, 1977 Wide
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Taking one step at a time, Mr. Fassbinder is exploring new methods of cinema narrative that are more original and daring than anything I've yet to see by film makers who call themselves avant-garde.
The camera seems much more interested in exploring the glass and chrome furnishings than in examining the characters, and by the time the film is finished, so is the audience.
Excellent Fassbinder film from the director's Douglas Sirk-influenced period.
A rigorous extrapolation of deception as a survival tactic, and a vicious indictment of victimhood, martyrdom and the games people will play in order to destroy one other.
Chinese Roulette is one of those films where you hate every single one of the characters yet can?t tear yourself away from them until you find out how they end up.
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