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Sergio Gobbi (original idea) (adaptation)
Jeanne Cressanges (adaptation) (dialogue)
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Release Date:
24 January 1968 (France) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Marie-France Boyer ... Barbara / Sylvie
Pierre Vaneck ... François
Pierre Massimi ... L'homme aux lunettes noires
Colette Castel ... Simone
Philippe Ogouz ... Paul
Jacques Maire ... Le troisième homme
Florence Brière ... La vieille voisine
François Severino
Jean-François Gobbi
Jean Luciani
Patrick Jamain
Gérard Croce ... Le chef de gare
Nicole Sonneville
Madeleine Marion
Henri Stern ... Le couturier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arlette Emmery ... Liliane, une secrétaire (uncredited)

Katia Tchenko ... Une secrétaire (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Gobbi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeanne Cressanges  adaptation (dialogue)
Sergio Gobbi  original idea (adaptation)

Produced by
Robert Florat .... producer
Sergio Gobbi .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Étienne Becker 
Film Editing by
Gabriel Rongier 
Makeup Department
Valérie Dijon .... makeup artist
Production Management
Daniel Duchaufour .... unit production manager
Robert Florat .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dany Fog .... first assistant director (as Dany Fogg)
Daniel Moosmann .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Lucien Yvonnet .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Distinghin .... still photographer
Patrice Wyers .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Janette Kronegger .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jacques Denjean .... orchestrator (as Jacques Danjean)
Other crew
Philippe Fleutot .... production administrator
Jacques Scandelari .... press attache
Helly Sterian .... script supervisor (as Helly Sterian Diot)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sin with a Stranger" - USA
"A mulher desconhecida" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Amare per vivere" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Den ukendte" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Die Unbekannte" - West Germany
"Engel der Liefde" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"La rubia inesperada" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Pecado com uma Estranha" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Prin kai meta tin kataigida" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Tyttö lintuhäkissä" - Finland
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France:85 min
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Nice film, great SCORE..., 24 November 2011
Author: morpheusatloppers from Thailand

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This film was called "L'Etrangere" (The Stranger) in France, "Sex With A Stranger" in Britain and "Sin With A Stranger" in the States - which says a lot about attitudes to sex in those three countries, in 1968.

Of course, had the film been released just two years later, the story would have been very different.

But in '68, the British release of the film had its sex scene EVISCERATED by the British censor - perhaps if they had just called it "The Stranger" and argued its case...

Its star, Marie-France Boyer was an actress, singer and writer whose film career spanned the sixteen years between '59 and '76 - after which she concentrated on her writing.

Today, at 73, she still writes, but in 1968 she was a BABE - and "L'Etrangere" was her most memorable piece. It tells the story of a "mystery" - an ethereal girl who turns up at an idyllic farmhouse and seduces the young man who resides there.

Despite ticking the "spoiler" box, I'll not reveal more - suffice to say it does not end well.

But the most memorable aspect to this film is the music. Composer Romuald Figuier (here, just called Romuald) opened his long career with this film, giving it everything he had.

And the film is worth watching just for that...

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