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La Vice et la Vertu

La Vice et la Vertu

Annie Girardot
Director: Roger Vadim Cast: Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
, Robert Hossein
Robert Hossein
, Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
Roger Vadim

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The "vice and virtue" of the title of this wartime drama directed by Roger Vadim are exemplified in the personae of two very attractive women: Juliette (Annie Girardot) and Justine (Catherine Deneuve). Juliette is a collaborator and Justine supports the resistance movement, yet when her husband is arrested on her wedding day, she goes to Juliette to ask for help. That simple plan is nixed by a series of unfortunate circumstances that send Justine to a brothel for German soldiers and make Juliette the mistress of a brutal Nazi officer. The symbolism in this tale harks back to two stories by the Marquis de Sade, one titled "Juliette" and the other, "Justine." Vadim seems to have been caught between creating symbolic characters versus creating believable women since as the story unfolds, Juliette is not exactly vice incarnate, nor is Justine a model of pristine virtue.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2015
UPC: 0738329162528
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 58,166

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Annie Girardot Juliette
Robert Hossein SS Col. Schorndorf
Catherine Deneuve Justine
O.E. Hasse Gen. von Bamberg
Serge Marquand Ivan
Luciana Paluzzi Helena
Henri Attal Actor
Valeria Ciangottini Manuela
Michel de Re Astrologer
Jean-Pierre Honore Jean
Anne Libert Actor
Monique Messine Actor
Georges Poujouly Hoech
Jean-Michel Rouziere Actor
Jacques Seiler Actor
Jean-Daniel Simon Actor
Howard Vernon SS Man
Henri Virlojeux Actor
Lena von Martens Actor
Dominique Zardi Actor
Dorothée Blanc Actor
Rudy Lenoir Actor

Technical Credits
Roger Vadim Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jean André Set Decoration/Design
Odette Berroyer Makeup
Claude Choublier Screenwriter
Marc Doelnitz Costumes/Costume Designer
Marcel Grignon Cinematographer
Michel Magne Score Composer
Victoria Mercanton Editor
Roger Vailland Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Vice and Virtue
1. Opening Titles [:09]
2. Pleasure Palace [3:35]
3. The Obersturmführer [13:20]
4. Interrogations [23:08]
5. The Commandery [11:54]
6. Chosen [20:17]
7. Downfall [9:44]
8. Liberation [11:05]
9. Chapter 9 [13:18]

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