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|Directed by||Walerian Borowczyk|
|Produced by||Pierre Braunberger|
|Written by||Walerian Borowczyk
André Pieyre de Mandiargues
|Music by||Philippe d'Aram
|Edited by||Walerian Borowczyk|
Films du Jeudi
|Distributed by||Argos Films|
Immoral Women (French: Les héroïnes du mal) is a 1979 French erotic drama directed by Walerian Borowczyk, written by Borowczyk and André Pieyre de Mandiargues and starring Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Marina Pierro and Françoise Quéré.
The film is divided into three self-contained episodes, set in different time periods and featuring female protagonists whose names all start with letter M as in the word mal (evil) and who commit crimes of passion.
- "Margherita", the ambitious mistress of the painter Raphael. Rome, 1520. This episode contains unsimulated sex between Margherita and Tomaso.
- "Marceline", the desirous adolescent daughter of a bourgeois family. Fin de siècle France.
- "Marie", the clever wife of a wealthy gallery owner. Modern day Paris.
- Marina Pierro as Margherita Luti
- Gaëlle Legrand as Marceline Caïn
- Pascale Christophe as Marie
- François Guétary as Raphael Sanzio
- Jean-Claude Dreyfus as Bini
- Jean Martinelli as Pope
- Pierre Benedetti as Mad Painter
- Philippe Desboeuf as Doctor
- Noël Simsolo as Julio Romano
- Roger Lefrere as Michelangelo
- Gérard Falconetti as Tomaso
- Hassane Fall as Petrus
- France Rumilly as Madame Cain
- Yves Gourvil as Cain
- Lisbeth Arno as Floka
- Gérard Ismaël as Antoine
- Henri Piégay as Husband
- Mathieu Rivollier
- Robert Capia
- Daniel Marty
- Jacky Baudet
- Sylvain Ramsamy
- Jean Boullu
- Françoise Quéré
- Mazouz Ould-Abderrahmane
- Bernard Hiard
The film premiered on 7 March 1979 in a cinema release.
- Immoral Women (Les Heroines Du Mal) by Walerian Borowczyk on DVD
- Buy Immoral Women (Les Heroines Du Mal) DVD – Turner Classic Movies Unlimited
- KQEK.com - DVD Review: Immoral Women/Les Héroïnes du mal (1979)
- Walerian Borowczyk’s Heroines of Desire. sensesofcinema.com
- SoundtrackCollector: Soundtrack details: Héroïnes Du Mal, Les
- Walerian Borowczyk (1923 - 2006) @ EOFFTV
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