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  • NR
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 5.2  (10,981)

Emmanuelle is a 1974 erotic drama film directed by Just Jaeckin and written by Jean-Louis Richard. It tells the story of a young woman named Emmanuelle (played by Sylvia Kristel), who is newly married to a French diplomat named Jean (played by Daniel Sarky) and moves to Bangkok with him. Once in Bangkok, Emmanuelle discovers a world of sexual exploration and awakening. She meets a number of different characters, including an older man named Mario (played by Alain Cuny) who becomes her lover and mentor, as well as a female seductress named Ariane (played by Marika Green) who introduces her to lesbianism.

Despite Jean's initial reluctance to embrace Emmanuelle's sexual liberation, he eventually comes to accept it and even encourages her exploration. As Emmanuelle's sexual experiences become more adventurous and intense, she begins to question her own desires and the nature of love and sexuality.

One of the defining characteristics of Emmanuelle is its explicit sexuality, which features extensive nudity, eroticism, and even scenes of softcore pornography. At the time of its release, the film was considered controversial and provocative, but it also became popular among audiences who were drawn to its hedonistic themes and glamorous setting.

In addition to its sexual content, Emmanuelle is also known for its elegant cinematography and lush locations, which showcase the beauty of Thailand and its culture. The film's score, composed by Pierre Bachelet, is also noteworthy for its haunting, romantic melodies.

Despite its initial critical reception, which was mixed at best, Emmanuelle went on to become a major commercial success and spawned a series of sequels and imitators, establishing itself as a landmark of erotic cinema. Its legacy continues to be felt today, influencing filmmakers and artists across a wide range of genres and mediums.

Emmanuelle is a 1974 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    1 hr 45 min
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    5.2  (10,981)