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62 Ratings

Leo the Last

Directed by John Boorman
United Kingdom, 1970
Comedy, Drama


Prince Leo, last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with the frenetic search for kicks with the European jet-set, returns to his father’s London town house for rest.

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Leo the Last Directed by John Boorman

Critics reviews

A study in black, tan, and pigeon-gray, Leo the Last is pretty silly where it isn’t distasteful. However, like Leo himself, it’s not beyond redemption: Boorman’s fourth flick reaches a kind of silliness sublime as a gaggle of rich folks bounce naked in a pool, exhorted by a cheerful charlatan to "undulate, undulate.
February 11, 2015
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Not that Leo is attempting to be some kind of full-on laugh riot, but the theater of the absurd and sixties movies like The Knack (1965) seem to have exerted some kind of disturbing influence on it. Half-hearted in its pursuit of comic effects, but relentless in its strangeness, grotesquerie and verfremdungseffekt, the movie plunges foursquare into whimsy.
November 20, 2014
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