- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 19, 2007
- Originally Released: 1975
- Label: Criterion
- Collectors Edition
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono 1.0 - French
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Bonus Footage: Anna Prucnal singing
- Dusan Makavejev - Director
- Dina Iordanova
- Stanley Cavell
- David Sterritt
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2007
"Like a more phallocentric Russ Meyer flick, SWEET MOVIE revels in caricature."
"Sweet Movie" is Dusan Makavejev's avant-garde vision of sexuality, communism, Nazi and Soviet atrocities, bodily functions and sweets - lots and lots of sweets.
Following two parallel plots, the film focuses first on Miss Canada, a virgin who wins a surreal beauty contest to become the wife of multi-billionaire with a golden phallus. The billionaire has her stuffed into a suitcase and shipped to Paris. She loses her virginity to a singer, falls into sexually induced shock, and after a stay with the Otto Muehl group she ultimately finds herself a model being bathed in a vat of chocolate.
The second plot features a captain of a ship bearing the head of Karl Marx on its prow. She makes love to a young sailor in a bed of sugar and kills him, mixing his blood with the sugar.
Cult Film |
Short Stories |
- Screened in the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.
- When the film opened in America, it was minus four minutes worth of particularly scatalogical material.
- Banned in the UK.