Actors: Gudrun Landgrebe, Mathieu Carriere, Hanns Zischler, Gabriele Lafari, Matthias Fuchs
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about A Woman in Flames|
|In "Die Flambierte Frau (A Woman in Flames)", bored and frustrated upper-class housewife Eva (Landgrebe) leaves her arrogant and controlling husband and becomes a pricey call girl in Berlin. For a while a veteran prostitute named Yvonne (Lafari) teaches her the basics. But Eva gets involved with a customer named Chris, who turns out to be a bisexual call boy. She moves into his place, which is spacious enough for both of them to continue their separate occupations on the premises. But Chris becomes as possessive as her husband, and Eva's tension level climbs toward a nervous explosion. Co-writer and director Robert van Ackeren intended to present a metaphor for modern, consumer-obsessed Germany--he's more interested in criticizing capitalism than in sex--and this 1983 film is more provoking and confusing than a satisfying piece of work, but Landgrebe gives the role her all.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
- Two guys MAKING OUT (squish squish!)
Main Char. ethnic: (if not US Caucasian)
- woman's story
Story of city/rural life?
- Big City
Culture of surrounding area:
- emotionally unstable
- (woman) long wavey
- (woman) ample bosom & buttocks
- Full Frontal
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) average build
- buttocks and chest
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Movie makes you feel...
- all mixed up
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
- seeing breasts
- seeing nude female butt
- seeing nude male butt
- seeing full frontal--women
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