×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Emmanuelle

Based on a bestselling book [by 'Emmanuelle Arsan'] about the sexual liberation of a young woman, and with some production dress and the exotic locale of Bangkok, this is still softcore. Film is a series of glossy images and appears more a come-on for the civil service than for femme lib.

With:
Sylvia Kristel Alain Cuny Daniel Sarky Jeanne Colletin Marika Green Christine Boisson

Based on a bestselling book [by ‘Emmanuelle Arsan’] about the sexual liberation of a young woman, and with some production dress and the exotic locale of Bangkok, this is still softcore. Film is a series of glossy images and appears more a come-on for the civil service than for femme lib.

Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel) is a thin, sexy girl who goes to join her husband in Bangkok where he is attached to the French Embassy. Though looking innocent, but enamored of love making, she had managed to be seduced by two men on the plane.

In Bangkok she meets a sultry teenager given to masturbation who intros her to an older man (Alain Cuny) who is to finally reveal the secrets of her true sexual and femme liberation. At the same time, Emmanuelle falls for a lesbian anthropologist, masturbates with the young girl, and is raped in an opium den.

Direction is a bit pompous, but lensing is good. Acting is a bit self-conscious, except for Cuny as the older man who initiates Emmanuelle into the rites of love. Kristel is acceptably ingenuous as the part-innocent, part-sex-obsessed heroine.

Emmanuelle

France

Production: Trinacra/Orphee. Director Just Jaeckin; Screenplay Jean-Louis Richard; Camera Richard Suzuki; Editor Claudine Bouche; Music Pierre Bachelet, Herve Roy; Art Director Baptiste Poirot

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1974. Running time: 105 MIN.

With: Sylvia Kristel Alain Cuny Daniel Sarky Jeanne Colletin Marika Green Christine Boisson

More Film

  • Ari Emanuel Endeavor

    Endeavor IPO Filing Offers Details of Company's Financials, Leadership Pay Packages

    Endeavor’s IPO filing Thursday offers a hard look at the company’s financial performance during the past three years during a period of rapid growth for the company that’s home to UFC, WME, Professional Bull Riders and a clutch of other assets. Endeavor is generating solid free cash flow from operations and healthy adjusted earnings for [...]

  • Inside amfAR's Cannes Gala

    Inside amfAR's Cannes Gala: Mariah Carey, Kendall Jenner and Tiffany Trump

    Kendall Jenner caused a commotion when she arrived. Tiffany Trump went unrecognized until a member of the press pointed her out as she made her way down the carpet. And Mariah Carey flew in to perform a couple of songs. Welcome to this year’s AmfAR Gala Cannes, the AIDS organization’s annual — and largest — [...]

  • 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo' Review: Abdellatif

    Cannes Film Review: 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo'

    A simple but somehow atypical shot opens Abdellatif Kechiche’s new film: a serene closeup of a young woman’s face, as seen through the camera lens of Amir, a budding photographer still finding his perspective. Her expression is ambiguously tranquil, her long hair lightly rustled by a humid breeze, all softly lit by a sinking afternoon [...]

  • Crown Vic

    Thomas Jane's Police Thriller 'Crown Vic' Sells to Screen Media (EXCLUSIVE)

    Screen Media has bought North American rights to writer-director Joel Souza’s police crime-thriller “Crown Vic,” starring Thomas Jane and Luke Kleintank. The distributor closed terms during the Cannes Film Festival amid a competitive bidding situation between seven other suitors. Screen Media plans to release the pic this fall. “Crown Vic” premiered in April at the [...]

  • Colleen Bell

    Colleen Bell Replaces Amy Lemisch as California Film Commission Director

    Veteran entertainment executive and ambassador Colleen Bell will replace Amy Lemisch as director of the California Film Commission. Bell, who was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday, has worked as a consultant since 2017. She was the U.S. ambassador to Hungary from 2014 to 2017. She held several positions at Bell-Phillip Television Productions, including [...]

  • Jon Feltheimer

    Lionsgate Posts Loss, Underperforms Wall Street Expectations

    Lionsgate has posted a quarterly loss and its revenues and operating income have come in under Wall Street projections, despite growth from its premium cable channel, Starz. The studio reported a net loss of $24 million, or 11 cents a share, with adjusted operating income of $103 million for its fourth fiscal quarter ended March [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content