Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman / Emmanuelle's 7th Heaven
Alain Siritzky for Orphée, Trinacra Films, Parafrance Films
directed by Francis Giacobetti
starring Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Catherine Rivet, Frédéric Lagache, Laura Gemser, Florence L.Afuma, Eva Hamel, Christiane Gibeline, Claire Richard, Venantino Venantini, Henry Czarniak, Tom Clark, Marion Womble, Jacqueline May Line, Caroline Laurance
based on the novel by Emmanuelle Arsan, music by Francis Lai, Pierre Bachelet, theme song sung by Sylvia Kristel
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Going to Hong Kong to live with her husband Jean (Umberto Orsini),
Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel) takes a boat, where she has to sleep in big
all-female sleeping quarters (rather like in a prison), much to her dismay, but
that doesn't keep her to have a bit of lesbian sex, with all the other women
Later in Hong Kong, she has sex with a dancing teacher, a polo player
(Venantino Venantini), & she tries to seduce Christopher (Frédéric
Lagache), a guest to her house, by masturbating in front of him
with accupuncture needles sticking out of her libs & nipples ... somehow it
doesn't work. When she a few days later finds Christopher in a brothel, she on
one hand is shocked & sends him home, on the other hand she stays a little
longer & has sex with 3 (!) men. Her husband Jean by the way knows
everything, & seems to feel quite happy for her.
But Emmanuelle sees her
real mission in introducing young, innocent, virginal Anna Marie (Catherine
Rivet) into the world of sex, so as step one she takes her along with herself
& Jean to a massage parlour where she is given an erotic massage (by Laura
Gemser). Then Emmanuelle takes her with herself & Jean to Bali, where they
at first hook her up with a tourist so the girl loosens up a bit, but then
Emmanuelle & Jean both have sex with her.
l'antivierge has pretty much all the same flaws as its predecessor, Emmanuelle,
it is little more than a succession of well-lit softcore sexscenes, hung upon
some travelogue-like pictures & a bit of cheesy philosophy, with an almost
noexistent story that seems to begin & end at some deliberately chosen
point & shows no narrative (let alone character-) development. But worst of
all, the film dos take itself too seriously !!!
Sexy Laura Gemser, who plays
a masseuse here, soon graduated to leading role in the much funnier rip-off