Alice or the Last Escapade (1977)
aka Alice ou la dernière fugue
Genre: Fantasy | Mystery | Surreal
Country: France | Director: Claude Chabrol
Language: French | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 89mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 778×464 – 25fps – 1.28gb
Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek help. She goes to a creepy manor and is welcomed by the owner, Henri Vergennes, and his butler, Colas. Alice is invited to spend the night in the house. The next morning, Alice can’t find the two men from he previous night but finds her car surprisingly fixed. She tries to leave but cannot find the gate. She stops the car and walks around the wall trying to find an exit but becomes increasingly worried with what she finds.
“Alice ou la Dernière Fugue” is an intriguing unknown masterpiece written and directed by Claude Chabrol and supported basically by the wonderful performance of the gorgeous Sylvia Kristel. The story is developed in a nightmarish atmosphere and the name of the lead character “Alice Carol” seems to be a tribute to “Alice in the Wonderland” of Lewis Carroll. Further, Adrian Lyne’s “Jacob’s Ladder” is visibly inspired in the storyline of this film. The mystery is kept until the very last scene.