- Ax 2013
Emanuelle in Egypt
Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle / Black Velvet / Naked Paradise / Smooth Velvet, Raw Silk
directed by Brunello Rondi
starring Laura Gemser, Annie Belle, Al Cliver, Gabriele Tinti, Feodor Chaliapin jr, Ziggy Zanger, Susan Scott (= Nieves Navarro), Tarik Ali
story by Ferdinando Baldi, screenplay by Brunello Rondi, music by Alberto Baldan Bembo, edited by Bruno Mattei
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When Laure (Annie Belle) pays a visit to her mum Crystal's (Susan
Scott) Egyptian mansion, she finds her surrounded by a weird and perverted
array of people. There's um's new boyfriend Antonio (Al Cliver), a
self-proclaimed mystic who frequently sleeps with other women during his
rituals before Crystal's very eyes, there's Hal (Feodor Chaliapin jr), a
ham actor fallen from grace and self-proclaimed pederast, and there's
Carlo (Gabriele Tinti), who forces his model Emanuelle (Laura Gemser) to
pose in more and more humiliating situations, like naked next to a dog's
cadaver or the corpses of killed beduines, and once he even rapes her in
front of Laure. Even Laure's sister Magda (Ziggy Zanger) is no saint,
keeping a local, Ali (Tarik Ali) as her sex slave.
makes Emanuelle rebel against Carlo (and has sex with her herself),
exposes Hal as the pathetic fraud he is, and denies Antonio to use her
mystic powers on her, instead seduces him in a way that mum learns about
it. And when mum threatens to commit suicide (but only fakes it to get
attention), she just leaves the whole gang together with Laure, both in
Nw this could have been an interesting film about
sexual humiliation, sado-masochistic and abusive relationhips, and these
topics could have provided some great disturbing scenes. The emphasis here
is on could have been though, because the film only touches upon its own
subject matter in its narrative and has little more to offer than a few
beautiful naked bodies interrupting its travelogue-stlye images of
Egypt on a visual level. In all, a disappointment.