Camille 2000

"Good"

Camille 2000 Review


Radley Metzger's updating of Dumas' Camille doesn't quite make it to 2000, but he does a pretty good job of giving us the swingin' 1969 version -- set in Euro-dubbed Rome's high society.

The story is relatively faithful to the original tale -- never mind all the sex parties and the bondage -- with Camille (Danièle Gaubert) falling for a man out of her social class, only to watch it dissolve as she sacrifices their love for his social advancement. Meanwhile, she's dying, anyway.

Metzger primarily focuses on the love affair, presenting it as one long orgy set amidst the opulent palaces of Rome. Gaubert is certainly worthy of the camera's attention, but it isn't long before the ups and downs of Camille 2000 start to wear thin. Originally X-rated, it's almost tame today, though it certainly isn't something you're going to want to pop in the DVD player during family hour.

The color photography is quite pretty, and even the horrible dubbing and repetitive synth score are adept at lulling you into becoming part of that earlier era.

Included as part of The Radley Metzger Collection with Therese and Isabelle and The Alley Cats.



Camille 2000

Facts and Figures

Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 13th November 1975

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 17%
Fresh: 1 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 5.9 / 10

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Starring: Danièle Gaubert as Marguerite Gautier, as Armand Duval, as Prudence, as Gastion, as Armand's father, as Olympe, Zachary Adams as Gody

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