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:
- Gay guys!
Main Char. ethnic: (if not US Caucasian)
- woman's story
Story of city/rural life?
- Big City
Culture of surrounding area:
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
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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