Monday, February 6, 2017

By the Gods!

Salammbo (Jeanne Valérie) pleads for her father, Hamilcar (Riccardo Garrone) to save the life of her lover in THE LOVES OF SALAMMBO (or simply Salammbo)

Half of SALAMMBO is very entertaining and sexy, while the other half is sort of a mess and cringy over-the-top. The costumes are excellent and probably the best thing in this wildly uneven film. Notice the earrings on Garrone. I love watching it but I understand those who'd say it's not really their cup of tea. The excellent Italian actor died last year. As for Jeanne, she mostly disappeared from the face of the earth, working briefly for a mini-series in the 1990s and then nothing.

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