Modesty Blaise

  • Joseph Losey /
  • UK /
  • 1966 /
  • 119 mins

Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde / Fiction / English, French, Italian, Arabic, German

“She’ll strike you down with just a single glance / Or with a single glancing blow...”

Joseph Losey’s pop-art riff on the popular British newspaper strip (referenced in Pulp Fiction) is an inventive, eccentric romp, spearheaded by sixties darlings Monica Vitti (resplendent in cat-suit) and Terence Stamp, but outrageous peroxide baddie Dirk Bogarde steals the show. A James Bondian caper made by a jazz-loving left-winger, this one was always going to turn out odd, from the coldblooded mime slaying to the unexpected musical number… [12]

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