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Betty Blue

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Still proves to be a warm colour

A key example of trendy ’80s French movement ‘cinema du look’, Jean-Jacques Beineix’s overheated study of obsessive love involves layabout Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade), his newfound wild-child girlfriend Betty (Béatrice Dalle) and one hell of a lot of nude rutting.

Pouting, sexually insatiable, increasingly out of control, descending via vandalism, arson and violent assault into howling insanity, Betty is pure (or impure) adolescent male fantasy.

Dalle, in her screen debut, hurls herself into the role with uninhibited zeal.

This two-discer gives us both the two-hour original version and three-hour Director’s Cut.
 

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