Night of Love (1995)




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Dusan Makavejev has adapted Emile Zola's short story, "Night of Love" to film in his typically irreverent, cheeky style. The story begins as two characters simultaneously arrive in a small Central European town: Avanti's there to make certain the new king's hunting trip goes smoothly, while Svetlana has returned home for the opposite reason -- she plans to assassinate the monarch. But both parties get sidetracked by erotic encounters. He's charmed by an ice-cream-selling nymphet (and caught while trying to seduce her), while Svetlana renews an affair with a surly manservant who had taken her as a young girl. When each these trysts culminates in a wild brouhaha, the two grab the next train out of town... where they finally meet, and push all thoughts of the king aside in favor of lust.
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Critic Reviews for Night of Love

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

There are glimpses of Makavejev's past exuberance, with dollops of wild sex and delicious photography, but the final impression is of a project too long delayed and heavily compromised.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Dusan Makavejev's 1988 comedy, his first film to be shot in his native Yugoslavia in 18 years, was easily his most pleasurable work since WR: Mysteries of the Organism.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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Makavejev has created an entertainment that may just tweak the minds of the masses.

Full Review… | November 6, 2007
TV Guide

Explores some of the dangers and a few of the pleasures of living in the ivory tower world of art.

Full Review… | August 28, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

The problem is that everyone is trying too damn hard to get a laugh.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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