Ultra-Rare Release of Valérie
Kaprisky's Most Notorious Role
French title: L'ANNEE DES MEDUSES [Year of the Medusa]
starring: Valérie Kaprisky · Bernard Giraudeau ·
Caroline Cellier · Beatrice Agenin · Emmanuelle Seigner
Kaprisky plays Chris,
a sexy, often bare-breasted teenager vacationing on the French Riviera.
She has a crush on Romain, her mother's lover, but is unable to sway his
attention. In retaliation, she gets involved in one disastrous sexual
fling after another. There's a rivalry between Chris and her mother. But
her mom, Claude, seems oblivious to the erratic, dangerously egocentric
conflicts brewing inside Chris' mind.
Kaprisky burst onto the Euro cinema scene thanks to the overwhelming controversy
of this film and Femme Publique earlier the same year. Unfortunately,
her popularity disappeared almost as quickly the following year when her
American-made version of Breathless (with Richard Gere) was released in
Europe to devastating reviews and audience outrage. Deciding that she
didn't feel comfortable with the Hollywood scene (nor their movies), she
returned to France for an ongoing parade of television projects and a
publicized, heated romance with Alain Delon. Today, she is playing the
lead role of Laura Belmont in the TV series Section de Recherches
Christopher Frank was a British-born novelist who migrated to Paris in
the mid-70s. He initially worked as a motion picture scriptwriter before
grabbing the opportunity to sit in the director's seat for the adaptation
of his own novel L'Annee De Meduses [YEAR
OF THE JELLYFISH]. Unfortunately, his death from a heart
attack in November 1993 cut productivity to only a handful of movies.
Mr Frank died at age 50.
film with English subtitles; widescreen format 16:9, fully uncut version
(105 min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT, playable on
any American machine. Extras include trailers
Intended for Mature Audiences Only