Strip-tease (1963)
aka Sweet Skin
Genre: Sexy Drama
Country: France | Italy | Director: Jacques Poitrenaud
Language: French | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 96mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1792×1080 – 24fps – 3.53gb

Story of a Strip Tease Goddess Somewhat ahead of its time, Strip-tease plays like a more risqué version of Julie Christie’s Darling, without the Jet Set trappings.

Nico (billed as Krista Nico) plays Ariane, a hard-working dancer in a legit revue show. She’s just about to enjoy a well-earned starring role when her producer tells her that she must return to the chorus line — a partner with fresh money wants an established star. Ariane quits and quietly burns through her bank account, until she’s told that she can no longer attend dancing workout classes. That’s when she bumps into old friend Berthe, who suggests that Ariane take up stripping. Berthe was famous as “Dodo Voluptuous” until she married the boss and retired. Ariane eventually tries stripping, and has a difficult time in rehearsals. What looks like a disastrous first performance works when the customers think that Ariane’s discomfort is part of the act. Ariane is soon performing ‘art’ acts, and becomes a leading star. She resists the advances of a rich playboy, who attempts to ‘buy’ Ariane in several ways before finally simply approaching her in an honest way.

This is a rarely seen, moody, melancholy and seriously done time-piece of early sixties’ Gay Pur-ee starring wonderful early girlie icon NICO of latter VELVET UNDERGROUND fame. Good b/w cinematography also shows a surprisingly lot of Nico’s (and the other strippers) body -for early sixties’ standards. If you’re a Nico addict, this etherial mélo is a must-see. Watch out for famous chansonniere Juliette Gréco.


Strip-tease (1963)