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3 December 1974 (USA) See more »
Let's you feel good without feeling bad. See more »
The wife of a French diplomat in Bangkok, Emmanuelle embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Just Jaeckin 
Writing credits
Emmanuelle Arsan (novel)

Jean-Louis Richard 

Produced by
Yves Rousset-Rouard .... producer
Original Music by
Pierre Bachelet 
Cinematography by
Richard Suzuki (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Claudine Bouché 
Costume Design by
Georges Bril (costumes: men)
Makeup Department
Christine Fornelli .... key makeup artist (as Christiane Fornelli)
Andrea Pfister .... hair stylist
Production Management
Michel Choquet .... production manager
Lionel de Sousa .... unit manager
Jean Pieuchot .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philippe Leriche .... assistant director
Art Department
Léo Kouper .... poster artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Paul Bertault .... sound mixer
Jean-Claude Duval .... re-recording mixer
André Hervée .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Balthazard .... key grip
Robert Fraisse .... camera operator
Jean-Paul Lemaître .... first assistant camera
Jean-Claude Naour .... chief electrician
Marie Saunier .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Beranger .... dresses
Jean-Charles Brosseau .... hat designer
Sylvia Panigel .... costumer (as Sylvia Panijel)
Andrea Pfister .... shoe designer (as Andréa Pfister)
Helene Tourin .... swimming costumes (as Hélène Tourn)
Editorial Department
Olivier Froux .... apprentice editor
Jérôme Richard .... apprentice editor
Dany Zuchowicki .... assistant editor
Music Department
Hervé Roy .... musical director
Other crew
Nitya Phenkun .... interpreter
J. Thévenet .... titles
G. Veinat .... titles
Alice Ziller .... script supervisor
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105 min | Argentina:98 min | USA:89 min (R-rated version) | USA:95 min | South Korea:85 min | West Germany:93 min (cut version) | Portugal:90 min (dvd release)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) (1985) | Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:(Banned) (original rating) | Ireland:18 (re-rating) | Italy:VM18 | Japan:R-18 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Netherlands:16 (re-rating) | New Zealand:R18 (re-rating) (2010) | New Zealand:(Banned) (original rating) (1975-2010) | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:18 (video re-rating) (2007) (uncut) | USA:Unrated | USA:R (cut) | USA:X (rating surrendered) | West Germany:18 (cinema release) (re-rating) (cut) | West Germany:(Banned) (original rating) (cinema release) | West Germany:Not Rated (video rating)
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Did You Know?

Rochelle Rochelle, a fictional film that is constantly referenced as a running gag in "Seinfeld" (1989), was inspired by this film.See more »
Revealing mistakes: (at around 1 min) When Emmanuelle is on the plane, she closes the blind fully and curls up. A fellow passenger sits down and embraces her. In addition to the high spotlight on her cleavage, there's a bright light coming from the direction of said covered window.See more »
Emmanuelle:Basically eroticism is the opposite of making love.
Mario:It's notably through love that man strives to break with his daily existence. It's the victory of dreams over nature.
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Emmanuelle SwimsSee more »


What are the differences between the old British BBFC 18 DVD and the uncut version?
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The ambiguity of Emmanuelle, 11 May 2008
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

The biggest cinema surprise hit of 1975, based on a book by Emmanuelle Arsan, made Dutch model Sylvia Kristel a famous actress. The first thing you'll notice is that over 30 years later, the fascination with the exotic is still strong. It was worth going to Thailand and present the real thing instead of shooting "Asian" scenes in a park in Spain or Italy like many other European film crews did at the time. And it surely is one of the very few erotic films where you have to pay attention to the dialogs. It was important to explain the bizarre idea of "freedom" which the scandalous novel had introduced - arguably a two-edged sword. It is said that dependency is humiliating, but aren't scenes like when Emmanuelle is given as a "prize" to the Thai boxer even more humiliating? Easy to see why the movie stirred up discussions - which made even more people want to watch it. The ambiguity of this "freedom" in "Emmanuelle" thus was used for marketing. In her autobiography "Undressing Emmanuelle", Kristel recalls one scene with real horror: near the end, when she is raped by the opium smoker. The young man didn't understand a word of what she or the director said, so he just grabbed her. Sylvia's disgust is visible, and if the sequels hadn't been softer, she probably wouldn't have made them. The first Emmanuelle film still was experimenting with both visual style and a provocative attitude; it may have created a certain formula even though it didn't completely obey its rules, since it was rather the more gentle and glossy second Emmanuelle film which perfected the formula. I voted 7/8/6/4/6/7 for the six cinema films of the series.

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