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3.4
109 Ratings

Blood and Roses

Et mourir de plaisir

Directed by Roger Vadim
France, Italy, 1960
Horror, LGBT+, Romance

Synopsis

Carmilla is jealous of her cousin’s engagement, and her obsession leads her to the tomb of a female vampire. Soon after, she begins to behave strangely, becoming nocturnal and developing a thirst for blood. But is it all in her mind? Or is she really under the control of an ancient vampire ancestor?

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Blood and Roses Directed by Roger Vadim

Critics reviews

Renoir’s lighting and framing is consistently ravishing, but Vadim’s use of tracks and crane are imaginative and lush too. Jean Prodromides’ score interacts with the sound design to underplay big moments with gentle harps or dead silence, another sign of Cocteau’s influence.
June 12, 2014
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