What was it with Erich von Stroheim that always wanted to make this 6-8hr long features?
A con man looking to reach the high status on society goes around trying to fool this rich girls. But things will soon spiral out of control.
Not gonna lie, I'm being respectful with my rating here. Mostly because the story and some of the dialogue are very interesting and witty.
There are some good cinematography as well, which makes many of the scenes and characters look pretty macabre.
Unfortunately the copy that I found had no even a score so all the dead silence played against the feature for me. Also I couldn't fully connect with the film. Plus for an erotic drama, there's almost zero erotism in it.
All in all, a conceptually interesting film that personally falls victim of its own limitation.