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Pleasure Party, The (1975)
Starring: Danielle Gegauff, Paul Gegauff, Paula Moore, Michel Valette
Director: Claude Chabrol
Category: Erotica, Drama, Foreign
Studio: Pathfinder Home Entertainment
96 mins



"A fascinating film and a harrowing one." - New York Times

Paul and Esther seem to live an idyllic life, unclouded by the conventional stresses of marriage. They even sleep with other people, at the behest of Paul. However, Paul, unable to witness his wife enacting his scheme for the ideal marriage, reacts violently to Habib, a guest at one of the couple's rollicking free-for-all parties. Paul unleashes an unrelenting stream of subtle and severe brutality, jealousy, and cruelty.

Like many Chabrol films, what starts as a social commentary turns into a murder mystery as the ramifications of Paul's cruelty turn to violence.