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Average film, extraordinary star,
This review is from: Les Bijoutiers Du Clair De Lune [DVD] (DVD)
Roger Vadim's second film with Brigitte Bardot, it follows a simple narrative of a young girl becoming infatuated with the man who has had an affair with her aunt, killed her uncle, and with whom she runs away to help him escape arrest. There is little else to it. Vadim makes best use of the Spanish scenery, treats us to some fascinating camera work, and ensures that Bardot's body is given plenty of exposure.
Bardot, of course, is stunningly beautiful, and she brings charm to the role. She never really hit it off with Hollywood, but she seduces and commands the camera at least as well as any other screen goddess. Bardot's beauty, however, is not enough to elevate the film above the ordinary.
The DVD seems, at first sight, to offer the promise of a documentary on Bardot - it is an insipid American series of trailers from some of her most famous films. The extras add little or nothing.