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Immoral Tales (1974)
"Contes immoraux" (original title)

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Four erotic tales from in various historical eras. The first, 'The Tide', is set in the present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Julie
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André
Charlotte Alexandra ...
Thérèse
Paloma Picasso ...
Pascale Christophe ...
Istvan
Florence Bellamy ...
Jacopo Berinizi ...
Lorenzo Berinizi ...
Philippe Desboeuf ...
Nicole Karen
Tomas Hnevsa ...
(as Thomas Hnevsa)
Mathieu Rivollier ...
(as Mathieu Rivolier)
Robert Capia
Gerard Tcherka
Kjell Gustavsson
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Four erotic tales from in various historical eras. The first, 'The Tide', is set in the present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, secluded from prying eyes. 'Therese Philosophe' is set in the nineteenth century, and concerns a girl being locked in her bedroom, where she contemplates the erotic potential of the objects contained within it. 'Erzsebet Bathory' is a portrait of the sixteenth-century countess who allegedly bathed in the blood of virgins, while 'Lucrezia Borgia' concerns an incestuous fifteenth-century orgy involving Lucrezia, her brother, and her father the Pope. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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28 August 1974 (France)  »

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Trivia

The original version screened in 1974 was made up of five, not four episodes. Borowczyk removed one episode, 'The True Story of the Beast of Gevaudan', and expanded it to feature length as The Beast (1975). In 2010, a print of the original short film of 'The True Story of the Beast of Gevaudan' was discovered in a French archive. The uncut version was shown at New Horizons Film Festival in Poland on 24th of July 2013. See more »

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Often just dull French erotica
10 March 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Even by 1999 standards, there are moments in this film that would still be considered fairly controversial. Unfortunately, once you get past a few surprising scenes and the FREQUENT nudity, this is just a so-so movie at best, with several dull stretches. There just wasn't enough going on to keep me interested after a while, especially during the first and last segments, which were heavy on the dialogue but not the least bit entertaining. Don't waste your time on this one.


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