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Emmanuelle (1974)

Unrated | | Drama | 3 December 1974 (USA)
The wife of a French diplomat in Bangkok, Emmanuelle embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery.

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Just Jaeckin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alain Cuny ... Mario
Sylvia Kristel ... Emmanuelle
Marika Green Marika Green ... Bee
Daniel Sarky Daniel Sarky ... Jean
Jeanne Colletin Jeanne Colletin ... Ariane
Christine Boisson ... Marie-Ange
Samantha Samantha
Gabriel Briand Gabriel Briand ... (as Gaby Brian)
Gregory Gregory
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Storyline

Emmanuelle is a beautiful young model and lives in Bangkok together with her husband Jean, who's several years older. She likes him because he's taught her much, and he likes her because she's learning so well - and wants to often. Both are very tolerant in matters of extramarital affairs, so he doesn't mind the young Marie-Ange coming over every so often, although she obviously wants more than talk from his wife. But Emmanuelle is more fascinated by the older Bee, and joins her on a trip into the jungle. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

Let's you feel good without feeling bad. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emmanuelle See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated) | (cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Rochelle Rochelle, a fictional film that is constantly referenced as a running gag in Seinfeld (1989), was inspired by this film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) When Emmanuelle is on the plane, she closes the blind fully and curls up. A fellow passenger sits down and embraces her. In addition to the high spotlight on her cleavage, there's a bright light coming from the direction of said covered window. See more »

Quotes

Mario: Love, true love, needs to be unnatural. The definition of true love is the erection, not the orgasm. Couples should be outlawed. It should be compulsory to include a third person.
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Alternate Versions

The only "altering" of the sex scenes is the consequence of the fact that the framings, even in the letterboxed versions, do not match that of the original theatrical presentation. Version 2 disappeared quite quickly (other than copies remaining on the shelves of rental outlets), with the film's audience apparently assuming that the "R" rating meant that "the best parts" had been cut out. Actually, the dropping of the subtitles and the addition of the new dialogue track meant that it was a "different" movie and could be resubmitted to the MPAA for rating. Standards had changed in the more than fifteen years that had passed since the film had originally been given the "X", resulting in the "R." The "unrated" follow-up, hurried into release, faded away by the mid-90s, and versions 4 and 5 are the only ones currently in print. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Filth and the Fury (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Opium Den
Written and Performed by Pierre Bachelet and Hervé Roy
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Sweet-looking Sylvia Kristel keeps our eyes alert…
12 August 2008 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

"Emmanuelle" is an elegant, excellently photographed movie, but too often rolls in a syrupy pretension…

It is about a young, French woman who joins her husband in Bangkok… There much of Emmanuelle's allure is that she isn't shy about her body, or even afraid to engage in sexual activity in semipublic places…

There are a number of rousing, lesbian meetings very typical of French cinema, coupled with encounters with handsome, sensitive men who enjoy superficial lovemaking… The film really deals in sensual images and an over-blown, continuous repeating of its erotic philosophy… There is sensual intimacy between Emmanuelle and the other women that is rare in the cinema…

My favorite moment when teen-ager Christine Boisson comes upon the nude Sylvia Kristel asleep… Without embarrassment, she leans forward and unusually caresses gently and affectionately Emmanuelle's breast with her finger…


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