Cinema: Country Matters

Nutty, Naughty-Château is a house divided between Director Roger Vadim and Novelist Françoise Sagan. On the framework of Sagan's first play, Château in Sweden, which enjoyed a long run in Paris, Vadim and an associate script carpenter have slapped together a film comedy that deserves to be condemned, and probably will be. It is synthetic, flimsy and obvious. Yet through the cracks in the walls one can still glimpse the work of a wry, precocious playwright who knows how to make decadence amusing.

"I am tired of hiding my Jeep," bellows the lord of...

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