When I was a horny teenage film nerd, this was the holy grail of european naughty cinema. It was supposed to be arty, political and dirty. I really, really wanted to see it. Now thanks to netflix and criterion I can. Its ok, I guess as a period piece about political and sexual awakening. It’s too long and too preachy and not all that dirty. You can skip it without losing out on a gem of filmmaking, but I wasn’t so bored that I turned it off. if that isn’t a luke warm endorsement, I don’t know what is.
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