GRADIVA

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By Alain ROBBE-GRILLET

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Drama - Completed 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Director(s)
    • Alain ROBBE-GRILLET
    • Synopsis
    • John Locke, an art historian, is doing research on Orientalism in the visual arts — with a particular
      focus on Delacroix and the work he did in Morocco — under the jealous scrutiny of Belkis, his very young and
      enigmatic servant-mistress. John stumbles into a series of recurring, elusive encounters with a willowy,
      evanescent woman in the medina, who lures him through a labyrinth of Marrakech alleyways and then vanishes
      into thin air. Finally, he meets Anatoli, an alleged antiques dealer and coordinator of Orientalism exhibitions for
      perverse amateurs. Despite Belkis’ desperate objections, John is drawn into this web of sado-erotic phantasms
      by Anatoli and the pseudo-ghost of the too-beautiful woman, without realizing that he’s being manipulated.
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