The disorientating fashion that the film begins with sets a morally ambiguous tone. One has to wonder what all these sexual dalliances mean until later on we get the idea that for Ryno de Marigny is giving in to one last passionate sexual outburst with his lover La Vellini a Spanish courtesan.
While this basically spells the end of their relationship somehow we get the feeling La Vellini (played by Asia Argento) will not give up on their relationship. And this is where the film gets interesting. We are set on a course to La Vellini's and Ryno de Marigny's first meeting and eventual love. What is funny here is that when Ryno de Marigny first meets La Vellini he outright sees her as ugly and unattractive but later pursues her nonetheless.
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While those who see The Last Mistress won't exactly be happy with the ending: the cinematography, acting skill level, and costumes of the film will be more than a delight. They will be scrumptious. It's such a beautiful film even as it is explicit.
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Genre: Historical Period, Drama, Romance
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