An unfinished film about a woman in a remote village, who dies only to rise from her coffin during the funeral. The woman is heralded as a saint, although it turns out she has a rare disorder that slows the heart-rate.
Well-respected psychiatrist Dr. Jack Mickler is only 10 days away from his retirement. A week before he is due to leave, he encounters a young man who attempts suicide--would be a pretty straightforward case except the young man claims to be Don Juan, the fabled Spanish nobleman and world renowned seducer/lover of woman. Despite original hostility from his co-workers, Jack manages to persuade his associates to put the youth in his care for 10 days after which the youth will undergo an evaluation to be either released from psychiatric care or sent to a mental institution. However, as the 10 days progresses, Dr. Mickler and the other staff become gradually drawn into to the young man's exotic world of love, passion and pleasure as he recounts his story to them. Whilst doing so the man's philosophies and zeal for life and love begins to revive Dr. Mickler's somewhat passionless relationship with his wife, Marilyn as well as challenging his own views and ethics to the point where both he ...Written by
The picture that Dr. Jack Mickler looks at in his office, is of a young Marlon Brando with his own father. See more »
When the Micklers are in bed playing the game with the popcorn, one kernel of popcorn is shot up in the air off-camera, but two fall: the actual kernel from the up-shot, and an additional one that was aimed at Faye Dunaway's mouth. See more »
I give women pleasure, if they desire, it is of course the greatest pleasure they will ever experience.
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What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. The thing I liked best about this film was that it set up the question of whether Johnny Depp was really (a) Don Juan DeMarco or (b) a troubled youth from Phoenix. The film then made you realise the question was utterly irrelevant. I loved the way the film advocated using your imagination, and then allowed you to do so within its ending.
Who else could play Don Juan other than Johnny Depp? I thank him for the roles he chooses to play. Marlon Brando was also good, but I thought Faye Dunaway was a real standout. How beautiful she is.
I also loved the orchestration of "Have you ever really loved a woman?"
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