FRANK & EVA REVIEWED
“Frank & Eva” follows a couple that enjoys being louder and louder and louder. Now, they hate each other and start screwing around. Sylvia Kristel makes her pre Emmanuelle debut, as she demanded a role from Pim De La Parra. The biggest star of the film is Willeke van Ammelrooy. Ammelrooy kills it as a woman daring to challenge her husband by being a bigger lout than him. The duo bandies back and forth while being frank about their sexual demands.
For a film that came in 1973, it’s still far more mature than most modern releases in America. I appreciate Artsploitation films that don’t try to be avant-garde, but real. Relationships and human interactions deserve to have direct reads that don’t hide behind politeness. Hell, now I want to check out more of De La Parra’s work. I’ve only seen excerpts from Blue Movie, but I’m hoping that it’s more like this. “Frank & Eva” is probably my favorite Cult Epics release of the year.
- Audio Commentary by Pim de la Parra (2018)
- Up Front & Naked: Sex in Dutch films (2017) featurette with Willeke van Ammelrooy a.o.
- Frank & Eva Poster & Photo Gallery
- Sylvia Kristel Film Poster Gallery
- Original Theatrical Trailers
- 1.33:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 MONO (reads as uncompressed)
RELEASE DATE: 6/5/18
The Plot Thus Far
Although Frank is always cheating on her, Eva still cannot bring herself to leave him. But Frank objects both when Eva becomes pregnant as well as when she takes a lover of her own.