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21 February 1970 (Japan) See more »
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Her body is bruised and embraced beyond her wildest dreams...
Plot:
An innocent girl goes to spend the weekend on an island with a woman and her brother, but soon she finds herself entangled in a web of dream-like sexual experiments. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Maria Rohm ... Madame Saint Ange
Marie Liljedahl ... Eugenie
Jack Taylor ... Mirvel

Christopher Lee ... Dolmance
Paul Muller ... Mistival
María Luisa Ponte ... Madame Mistival (as Ingrid Swenson)
Anney Kablan ... Augustin (as Kaplan)
Uta Dahlberg ... Therese
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesús Franco ... Man on red ritual scene (uncredited)
Herbert Fux ... Hardin (uncredited)
Colette Giacobine ... Colette (uncredited)
Nino Korda ... Roches (uncredited)
Kathy Lagarde ... Maid (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marquis de Sade  novel "La Philosophie dans le boudoir" (uncredited)
Harry Alan Towers  (as Peter Welbeck)

Produced by
Harry Alan Towers .... producer (as Peter Welbeck)
 
Original Music by
Bruno Nicolai 
Hans Günther Leonhardt (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Merino (photography)
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
Anney Kablan .... performer: song (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Eugenie" - Spain (original title)
"The Story of Her Journey Into Perversion" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:87 min | West Germany:81 min | Argentina:92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | USA:X | West Germany:18 (Spio-Kommission-X)

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The part played by Christopher Lee was originally offered to George Sanders, who withdrew through illness. It was then offered to Wolfgang Preiss who also pulled out following the death of his wife in a car crash.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Perversion Stories (2002) (V)See more »

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Worth a look, if not high praise, 19 July 2005
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

It is not difficult to understand why this languorous Franco ero-drama caused quite the controversy when released in 1970. It is sexually frank and throws in incest, lesbianism and interracial kissing with gleeful abandon.

Today, it seems very tame from a graphic point of view, but its sexual politics are way ahead of the ultra-conservative (sexual) climate the film industry currently operates in.

This is not an el cheapo Franco flutter shot on a castle set with bad lighting and hit-and-miss focus. It is beautifully shot by Manuel Merino and, as always, Bruno Nicolai delivers a rich, evocative score.

Eugenie's "journey" into perversion encompasses light lesbianism, a little rough intercourse and some soft whipping of her tender breasts. She emerges more lost and confused than liberated and ends up wandering nude for several minutes on an island; this sequence, the film's strongest, is quite surreal.

Marie Liljedahl, who plays Eugenie, is not Soledad Miranda, and is quite bland in her leading lady role.

Jack Taylor is suitably oily as Maria Rohm's lust-filled brother and Rohm makes the most of her role as Eugene's corrupter.

I like EUGENIE DE SADE quite a bit more than this and find it far more erotic, but this is worth a look, if not high praise.

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