The Blue Villa

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Un buit qui rend fou
Directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Dimitri de Clercq
Produced by Jaques de Clercq
Domenique Fobe
Gerard Ruey
Jerome Paillard
Stephen Beckner
Jaqueline Pierreux
Written by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Dimitri de Clercq
Starring Fred Ward
Arielle Dombasle
Sandrine Le Berre
Charles Tordjman
Dimitris Poulikakos
Michalis Maniatis
Christian Maillet
Distributed by Nomad Films
Release date(s) 17 February 1995 (Berlin International Film Festival)
Running time 100 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget 2,700,000 BEF (= 600,000 $)

The Blue Villa (French: Un bruit qui rend fou) is a 1995 French crime thriller film with Fred Ward. It was entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


The complexly interwoven lives of the residents of an isolated Greek island form the basis of this psycho-sexual drama from iconoclastic film-maker Alain Robbe-Grillet. Living on the island are a few native Greeks, several Chinese, who spend their days playing mah-jongg, Nordmann, a boozy screenwriter, and seductive Sarah la-Blonde, the madam at the Blue Villa, the town whorehouse, in which Sarah hides Santa, alias Lotus Blossom. Sarah is teaching Santa to sing an aria from Wagner. One day, Frank, who could be a ghost, arrives on the island. At first he never speaks and appears to be looking for something or someone. It is later learned that he was involved in the supposed death of Santa, who just might be Nordmann's daughter. It is up to the local police chief, Thieu, to figure out what parts of the story are true and what parts are fiction.



  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1995 Programme". Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

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