Directed by: Just Jaeckin
Actors: Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny and Marika Green
Language: English, French (2tracks) | Subtitles: English
Country: France | imdb | Brrip
Also known as: Emmanuelle, Emanuela, Lecciones privadas
Description: 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.
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Thanks for the upgrade. A true classic!
A wonderful addition to this already wonderful collection, thank so much!
Such a depressing film. If I described it, it would be thus;
A beautiful and vibrant young woman is betrayed by her arrogant older “Loving” husband into the clutches of a vile sex slave trafficker, after she innocently falls in love with another, who just happens to be a woman. Eventually rejected by her paramour, she returns, broken hearted, to her abusive cheating husband who then, in a fit of jealousy, tricks her through her misplaced trust of him, and sells her to a life of slavery, a life of prostitution and degradation. Through a pastiche of scenes we see her violated, drugged and raped, repeatedly, until at the films’ end we see her set up in a hovel as a fully broken and trained prostitute. A woman who no longer cares if she lives or dies. An graphically adult film of love turned to hate, betrayal and destruction.
Is this erotic? Initially yes, when she fell in love with the woman, and their shared scenes are beautifully rendered. But eventually reality grasps the plot and we see graphically how a broken hearted woman can be betrayed and broken into a life no one would rationally accept if you were not mentally broken. As I said a rather depressing film of the horrors that are visited upon a trusting young woman, brilliantly played by Sylvia Krystal.
Interesting point of view. I would go with the “official” opinion though: Of a young (and obviously bored, inexperienced but curious) wife who is initiated into experiencing and participating in the world of eroticism and sexual freedom.
Naturally she struggles a bit with traditional roles, her feelings and loyalty. She’s confused when she falls in love with an older woman. But nevertheless she still decides to enjoy further steps of her erotic journey. Emmanuelle is not exploited as a prostitute, she willingly gives in to depravity as the last initiation.
This film is iconic for being the 1st mainstream erotic movie, and creating the genre of typical European softsex films. It still captivates with it’s beautiful camera work and is absolutely recommendable.
And despite what they probably believed back in 1974, our global society is still not emancipated from sexual restricitions.
The ONE!!! Don’t let anybody tell you DIFFERENT when it comes to classic X!!! This is The ONE!! Yes!!
Yes, this is the original, and a classic of the genre. But it’s not necessarily “the best.” I think “Emmanuelle II” is the better film.