Histoire d'O (1975)

"O" is the mistress of all mistresses.

Original Title : Histoire d'O
Director : Just Jaeckin
Writer : Dominique Aury
Sébastien Japrisot
Genre : Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Claude Giroux , Gérard Lorin , Éric Rochat , Éric Rochat
Music : Pierre Bachelet (I)
Photography : Robert Fraisse
Yves Rodallec
MPAA Rating : Rated NC-17 for explicit sexuality.
IMDB ID : 0073115
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Corinne Clery O
Udo Kier Rene
Anthony Steel Sir Stephen
Jean Gaven Pierre
Christiane Minazzoli Anne-Marie
Martine Kelly Therese
Jean-Pierre Andréani Eric, master II
Jean-Pierre Andréani Eric, master II


The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion. Rene discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O to his step-brother, Sir Stephen...


NOT QUITE Anyone who has read, or at least heard about the story might think that this would be the ideal kinky, erotic film.Naturally, I had many wicked, nasty expectations.I WAS DISAPPOINTED.Somehow this film was not erotic, and actually managed the inconceivable feat of being tedious and dull. It actually amazed me as to how someone could ruin it.Unlike most hardcore porn films (that resort to extremity and not imagination), this film does attempt a soft-core, foreign art film approach.All I can say is that it could have been far more effective.Many of its "hot scenes" actually become annoyingly silly instead of titillating. I wish someone could do a genuinely decent and effective kinky, erotic film. The market is in dire need of them.And forget mainstream Hollywood's ridiculous attempts at it.Like many "contraversial" subjects, they usually handle it in a very wishy-washy manner, exploiting every negative sterotype and cliche in the book. You may find this film interesting, but it just doesn't (forgive the dumb pun) hit the target.
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