IMDb > Therese and Isabelle (1968)
Therese and Isabelle
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Therese and Isabelle (1968) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 10 | slideshow) Videos
Therese and Isabelle -- Two young girls experience awakening sexuality in the heated atmosphere of a Swiss girls' boarding school...


User Rating:
6.3/10   470 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 26% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Violette Leduc (novel)
Jesse Vogel (writer)
View company contact information for Therese and Isabelle on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
10 October 1968 (Japan) See more »
The strangest love story ever told. See more »
Two young girls experience awakening sexuality in the heated atmosphere of a Swiss girls' boarding school... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
This was a milestone for erotic films… See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Essy Persson ... Thérèse
Anna Gaël ... Isabelle (as Anna Gael)

Barbara Laage ... Thérèse's mother

Anne Vernon ... Mademoiselle Le Blanc
Simone Paris ... The Madame
Maurice Teynac ... Monsieur Martin
Rémy Longa ... Pierre
Nathalie Nort ... Renée
Darcy Pulliam ... Agnès
Suzanne Marchellier ... Mademoiselle Germain
Bernadette Stern ... Françoise
Sege Geeraert
Martine Leclerc ... Martine
Édith Ploquin
Alexandra Kabes
Brigitte Morisan ... Brigitte

Directed by
Radley Metzger 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Violette Leduc  novel 'La Batarde'
Jesse Vogel  writer

Produced by
Radley Metzger .... producer
Kurt Ulrich .... producer
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
Cinematography by
Hans Jura 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Wood 
Production Design by
Olivier Girard 
Costume Design by
Roxane Vaisborg 
Makeup Department
Marie-Madeleine Paris .... makeup artist
Production Management
Guy Lacourt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Osman Ragheb .... first assistant director
Pierre Roubaud .... second assistant director
Art Department
André Boumedil .... property master
Camera and Electrical Department
Adi Gürtner .... camera operator (as Addie Guertner)
Other crew
Françoise Hellmann .... script girl
Alice Ziller .... script girl

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Thérèse et Isabelle" - France (imdb display title)
"Therese und Isabell" - West Germany
"Тереза и Изабель" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Teresa e Isabel" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Teresa y Isabel" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Tereza kai Isavella" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Thérèse en Isabelle" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Thérèse et Isabelle" - Belgium (French title) (imdb display title)
"Therese og Isabelle" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"To imerologio mias lesvias" - Greece (reissue title)
See more »
118 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Star Essy Persson appeared live at New York's Trans-Lux 85th St. theater on the film's opening night.See more »
[last lines]
Therese:I never saw Isabelle again.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Laugh-In: Episode #2.1" (1968)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
This was a milestone for erotic films…, 12 October 2008

It was a serious attempt to show the developing sexuality of two schoolgirls and did not try to exploit its fact… Even by today's standards, the film is interesting and provocative…

Therese and Isabelle are both attending the same girl's school… Therese is energetic, intelligent, and becomes a mentor for the innocent, naive, sweet Isabelle… She guides her through a number of exotic experiences, including a trip through an exclusive brothel, into her first lesbian liaison, and indirectly into her first heterosexual experience…

The film does not exploit any sex, nor is there an abundance of nudity... The imagery is effective, but sometimes the camera lingers too long, and the story goes slowly…

The director, Radley Metzger, went on to make a number of explicit erotic films under the name of Henry Paris… He always has extremely detailed stories, good acting, and very high standards of cinematography...

Artistically, however, this is perhaps his most complete… His later attempts supplied for entertainment, whereas "Therese and Isabelle" was a study into the nature of youthful eroticism...

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Lost and Delirious Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love Anita Felicity
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb France section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.