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Double Deal


1981 : Double Deal (Australia)
de Brian Kavanagh
Avec Angela Punch McGregor, Diane Graig & Peter Cummins
Dans le rôle de Peter Sterling




Angela Punch McGregor & Louis Jourdan


Double Deal is a psychological thriller - its plot a mystery of manipulation and double dealing. "Peter Stirling" (Louis Jourdan) is an urbane, successful man of world who collects precious things: one of which is his young wife, "Christina" (Angela Punch McGregor). She comes perilously close to becoming as helpless as one of her husband's numerous inanimate exhibits which he exhibits to the outside world. Like a rare butterful pinned to a board, she is exotic, elegant and pampered. Christina craves stimulation and excitement instead of being an ornament in a collection. When a daunting, sensuous young man (Warwick Comber) forces his way into her life, she breaks out. Who he is, where he comes from, who he "reports" to about his progress, is a mystery. A web of chilling intrigue entangles them all - husband, wife and lovers - as the film moves swiftlu and violently to its climactic and totally unexpected ending.




Louis Jourdan and director Brian Keating


Trivia

Louis Jourdan once said of his character Peter Stirling: "He is the opposite end of me and if I am to be at all successful with it, Peter will have to become me or at least another facet of me. The joy of acting is the ability to make different characters fit you. It is an absorbing challenge".




Actress Angela Punch McGregor once said of co-star Louis Jourdan in an interview with Australian movie magazine 'Cinema Papers': "Interesting. He is very much the romantic screen idol and was professional to the toe-nails. It is what he exists on. He very much prides himself on being the Frenchman of Hollywood. He is a perfect gentleman, but very isolated and very shy. Unfortunately, I didn't get to talk with him that much about his life and career...The funniest day was our bed scene. We were both embarrassed. I said, "Do you think of the money on these days?" and he said, "Come on, Baby, I am a French lover".