Love Rites
Walerian Borowczyk, Filmography, Biography of Walerian Borowczyk, film director,
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Love Rites
France 1987

Love Rites
Feature films
About This Project

France 1987, “Cérémonie d’amour” (original title), 100 min, colour, French dir Walerian Borowczyk sc  Walerian Borowczyk, André Pieyre de Mandiargues based on a novel cam Gérard Monceau, Jean-Paul Sergent, Michel Zolat mus Jean-Paul Imbert cast  Marina Pierro, Mathieu Carrière, Josy Bernard  prod Philippe Guez, Alain Sarde

Borowczyk’s final feature returns with a vengeance to a signature theme—emasculation. Vain clothing buyer Hugo (Mathieu Carrière) meets beautiful Myriam (Marina Pierro) on the Metro and pursues her, discovering to his delight that she’s a prostitute. The crafty Myriam, of course, has more in mind for their encounter than smug Hugo bargained for. Though perhaps less graphic than Borowczyk’s best-known works, Love Rites nevertheless turns the sexual tables with perverse exactitude.