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The director conducts a number of street interviews with prostitutes about their lives, and their costumers take a bashing out of this. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Claude Janna ... Eva
Jocelyne Clairis
Dominique Erlanger
Foughali El Habib
Viviane Gargar
Jack Gatteau
Marie-Hélène Georgiev
Marie-Josée Girard
Marie-Claire Letellier
Jacqueline Lezau
Tony Morena
Gilbert Servien
Suzy Varenne
Camille Gorrel ... La transsexuelle rousse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grisélidis Réal (as Grisélidis)
Stéphane Collaro ... Himself (uncredited)
Jean-François Davy ... L'interviewer (uncredited)
Ménie Grégoire ... Herself (uncredited)
François Jouffa ... L'un des interviewers (uncredited)
Ulla ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-François Davy 
Original Music by
Alan Reeves 
Cinematography by
Roger Fellous 
Film Editing by
Christel Micha 
Makeup Department
Nadine Fraigneau .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michel Caputo .... first assistant director
François Chopineau .... assistant director
Jean-Marie Richard .... assistant director
Sound Department
Dominique Hennequin .... sound mixer
Roger Letellier .... sound
Other crew
Chantal Cohen .... production secretary
Claude Luquet .... continuity

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Also Known As:
"À prendre (par le petit trou)" - France (X-rated version)
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102 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Excellent inside in prostitution in France in 1975, 23 October 2009
Author: Hans-56 from Arnhem, Holland

I had never heard about this movie anywhere. I downloaded it from the internet. I expected to see another sleazy 70's movie and just wondered how much time I would spend on it.

But this is no sleaze at all. Actually this is an excellent documentary. There are interviews with quite a number of Parisian hookers and it is all genuine, I am sure! There are a few extras thrown in: a few scenes of Claude Janna and her clients and scenes of a big conference of prostitutes in Paris. The scenes of Janna are luckily no hard core and are no sexploitation. The scenes of the conference are a good recording of what happened in Europe politically in the '70's, especially in France.

One of the most fascinating parts is where our hooker, Janna, is confronted with a few women working in the clothing industry. Even the director is brilliant indeed.

In my humble opinion there is no better documentary about prostitutes anywhere. It is honest, open and simply excellently made.

The extremely attractive prostitute Claude Janna later spiced up a few hard core movies from 1975 to 1982. Some sources mention her name to be Jocelyne Clairis, but I couldn't get that confirmed.

Oh and my conclusion after watching this splendid documentary: it hasn't changed much, except for the politics.

My appreciation: 8 out of 10.

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