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Les Biches (Bad Girls) (Girlfriends) (The Does) (1968)

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Bored, wealthy Parisian socialite Frederique (Stéphane Audran, then director Claude Chabrol's wife and the star of many of his films) picks up young sidewalk artist Why (Jacqueline Sassard), brings her home, offers her a nice hot bath and coffee, and seduces her. Then Why follows Frederique to the latter's Saint-Tropez villa, where they alter their sensuous encounters with wild parties for the idle rich. At one of these parties, Why meets Paul (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a handsome young architect, and immediately falls for him. Jealous Frederique intervenes only to lure Paul into her own arms, and the two soon depart for Paris, leaving Why alone with her frustration at the villa. Though often labeled the French Hitchcock, here Chabrol consciously abandons suspense for adult-oriented drama.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Cast

Stéphane Audran
as Frederique
Nane Germon
as Violetta
Serge Bento
as Bookseller
Henri Attal
as Robeque
Claude Chabrol
as Filmmaker
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Critic Reviews for Les Biches (Bad Girls) (Girlfriends) (The Does)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

This is top-notch filmmaking by a director who when he is on the mark is as good as anyone in the business.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Les Biches (Bad Girls) (Girlfriends) (The Does)

A very simple story. Not much goes on; and the story is odd. The acting was fair. We have apparent lesbian lovers who develop a relationship with the same guy. One female character is a bit older. She was old enough to know herself and her sexual preferences. But, she gives up women to turn to a hetero relationship ... go figure. Some women seem to have a plastic, moldable, sexual orientation. Something is not rite there. This is an old story. Its interesting that men rarely, if ever, go from gay relationships to hetero ones. Ive never heard nor read of a documented case like that. There did not seem to be much dramatic tension. So, when the ending comes, it is a bit out of place.

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ray h
½

Une femme bisexuelle riche ramasse un jeune artiste de rue dans le sud de la France. Tous deux sont également après le même homme, et un dans le triangle amoureux ne survivra pas. Français avec sous-titres

Katherine Black
Katherine Black
½

It is not the sort of film a lot of moviegoers find satisfying. But in its highly mannered way, it goes against the flashy camera tricks and fashionable gimmicks of 1960s directors. Thus it becomes a moody, quiet, highly personal expression.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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