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26 November 1970 (Netherlands) See more »
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After five years of marriage, Bill & Jean have finally found something they have in common... Monique See more »
Plot:
Monique is a vivacious French au pair girl who not only looks after the children, but also sexually satisfies the parents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Ten Tigon Tales of Terror
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Cast

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David Sumner ... Bill
Joan Alcorn ... Jean
Sibylla Kay ... Monique
Nicola Bown ... Susan
Jacob Fitz-Jones ... Edward
Davilia O'Connor ... Harriet
Carol Hawkins ... Blonde Girl (as Carolanne Hawkins)
Howard Rawlinson ... Richard

Directed by
John Bown 
 
Writing credits
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John Bown 

Produced by
Michael Style .... producer
Tony Tenser .... executive producer
Bachoo Sen .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jacques Loussier 
 
Cinematography by
Moray Grant 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Sidwell 
 
Art Direction by
Colin Southcott 
 
Costume Design by
Simon Massey 
 
Makeup Department
Betty Blattner .... makeup artist (as Elizabeth Blattner)
Olive Mills .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Christopher Neame .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael McKeag .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Alan Board .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound re-recordist
Alan Kane .... sound recordist
Nestor Lovera .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Hendry .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Muriel Dickson .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
The Jacques Loussier Trio .... music performers
 
Other crew
Ann Edwards .... continuity
Paul Klee .... paintings by
 

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Also Known As:
"Au-pair pigen Monique" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"I piacevoli giochi di Monique, ragazza alla pari" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Moniqiue, minnares voor mneer en mevrouw" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"Monique" - Finland
"Monique - sexpartneren" - Norway (imdb display title)
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USA:88 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Norway:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2016) | USA:X
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Susan is played by the real-life daughter of John Bown and Sibylla KaySee more »
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Referenced in Deviates in Love (1979)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
See "Baby Love" instead, 19 April 2009
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

A British couple with two young children decide to get a French au pair because the wife wants to enjoy a more rewarding life outside the house (and the husband wants to enjoy a more rewarding life INSIDE the house). They both get all that they bargained for and more when "Monique" shows up in the shortest of mini-skirts and knee-high go-go boots.

I find British the sex films of this era strangely endearing (and more enjoyable at least than the 16-mm cellulite-and-pimple extravaganzas of low-budget American filmmakers of the era like Harry Novak). Still, they are usually pretty incompetent, and it's not fair really to compare them too much with other films. As British sex films go, this one is most similar to "Baby Love" with Linda Hayden. But while that film was a rather preposterous melodrama, it did show what would no doubt really happen if a stranger moved in and sexually seduced every member of a family; this film, on the other hand, is more of a pure sex fantasy where everything can be papered over with a menage a trois at the end (which the British censors of the day mostly edited out). The lack of any drama here might not be such a problem if there were plenty of sex, but this film is only slightly more racy than "Baby Love" (which had been made a couple years earlier and when its star Hayden was only fifteen).

Rather than being too young like Hayden, the actress here Sybille Kay has the opposite problem--she looks way too old to be an au pair (she looks even older than the couple). She is definitely not unattractive, but she is not a seductive, teasing minx like Hayden. The actress playing the wife, meanwhile, is a pretty nice crumpet herself, which kind of makes you wonder why her husband is so anxious cheat on her.

This is OK but certainly a not a great movie. It's not any more sexy than "Baby Love" and it's A LOT more boring. It's a lot easier to find these days than "Baby Love", but I'd still recommend the latter movie instead which is very similar but much more entertaining.

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