- Director: Joseph Strick
- Writer: Jean Genet; Ben Maddow
- Producer: Lewis M. Allen; Ben Maddow
In 1971, Joseph Strick won an Oscar for his documentary short film: Interviews with My Lai Veterans.
The lesson is: persistence can certainly pay...if you can't direct actors then, make a documentary.
Here, the direction is stale, stagnant and sterile.
The unimaginative Strick should have directed this as the play it is...perhaps then, he could have retained some of Genet's intentions...why mess around with the dialogue!?!?!?!
With Genet's words mutilated and a score by the inaccessible Stravinsky...Strick has produced an ineffectual (and clumsy) transition from stage to screen - with some very strange and strained performances.