Filmed on location in picturesque Vicenza, Italy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s operatic masterpiece Don Giovanni is beautifully translated to film by director Joseph Losey (The Servant) and Mozart’s incomparable music is performed by the legendary Paris opera, conducted by Lorin Maazel. Set in Seville in the 1600s, a young nobleman Don Giovanni (Ruggero Raimondi) is well-known philanderer with a long list of amorous conquests.
Infamous womanizer Don Giovanni makes conquest after conquest, leaving seduced and abandoned women in his wake. When the ghost of a Commendatore he has killed appears, Giovanni is given a final chance to change his philandering ways or face the terrors of hell. Joseph Losey's hugely successful adaptation of Mozarts greatest opera features wonderful performances from an excellent cast and stunning cinematography.
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jacson. Jacson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to Trotsky's house.
Frederique (Isabelle Huppert), the daughter of a trout breeder in rural France, uses her sexual magnetism to advance her lowly status in society. She mothers a homosexual husband, Galuchat (Jacques Spiesser), and compels two jet set businessmen to try to win her favors. One of them, Saint Genis (Daniel Olbrychski), takes Frederique to Japan for a fling but comes up short of possessing her. She is more attracted to a powerful Japanese tycoon (Isao Yamagata) and to a hedonistic American millionairess (Alexis Smith).