Rent So Sweet: So Perverse (1969)

3.2 of 5 from 52 ratings
1h 32min
Rent So Sweet: So Perverse (aka So Sweet...So Perverse / Così dolce... così perversa) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Industrialist Jean (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is living a jet set life in late sixties Paris. Things are not so well at home with his frigid wife Danielle (Erika Blanc). He meets their new neighbour, Nicole (Carroll Baker), and they become lovers. But she has a sadistic ex-boyfriend, Klaus (Horst Frank), which keeps showing up. It soon transpires that Danielle and Nicole are conspiring against Jean, Klaus being the hit-man hired to murder him.
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Jacques-Paul Bertrand, Mino Loy, Luciano Martino
Massimo D'Avak, Luciano Martino, Ernesto Gastaldi
So Sweet...So Perverse / Così dolce... così perversa
Classics, Thrillers
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
92 minutes
Release Date:
Run Time:
93 minutes
English LPCM Mono, Italian LPCM Mono
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
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  • Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Conceiving a Giallo - An Interview with Writer Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Remembering Franco Bottari - An Interview with Francesca Bottari and Eugenio Ercolani
  • Italian Title Sequence and Italian Credits
  • Original Trailer

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Interesting - So Sweet: So Perverse review by sb

Spoiler Alert

AKA So Sweet....So Perverse - Umberto Lenzi became the Master of Italian Giallo in the 1970's and this is an early entry.

Trintigrant plays Jean a rich business man trapped in a loveless marriage with cold remote Danielle (Blanc) who turns a blind eye to his affairs until Nicole (Baker) moves into the flat upstairs,

She appears to be in a violent abusive relationship with Klaus (Frank) that she cannot escape from and one thing leads to another with Jean.

Of course this being a Giallo the whole thing is a set up and the rest of the film is working out each characters motivation with endless crosses and betrayals.

It takes its inspiration from Les Diabolique and then complicates even that and this is the films major flaw. There are just too many over-complications so after a while you begin to lose focus. There are also several inserts/flashbacks and its never explained how they fit into the main plot- and the ending makes no sense whatsover.

Baker is very good as the femme fatale and is Blanc as the much put upon wife and it looks very stylish - fortunatly Lenzi would hone his trade so this is an interesting if not that succesful go at the genre - 3/5

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