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Erotic Diary (1974)

Le journal érotique d'un bûcheron (original title)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Georges Guéret
Jacques Insermini ...
Lumberjack
Jean-Marie Pallardy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chantal Arondel ...
(as Chantal Arandel)
Frédérique Barral
Claudine Beccarie
Jerry Brouer ...
(as Jerry Brouwer)
Marie-Pierre Castel
Joëlle Coeur ...
(as Joëlle Faguet)
Jean Luisi
Radivoy Maletin
Claude Sendron
Jean-Claude Strömme ...
(as Jean-Claude Ström)
Renate Wolfe ...
(as Renate Wolke)
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Comedy

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Release Date:

27 March 1974 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Erotic Daughters of Emmanuelle  »

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1.66 : 1
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The DVD release is called "The Erotic Daughters of Emanuelle", even though this movie is not part of the official Emanuelle series and does not even feature a character by that name. See more »

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Yawner from overrated Continental pornographer
24 June 2015 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I've never understood the sort-of-cult following surrounding porn director Jean- Marie Pallardy - his work including this dull picture is uninteresting. I once got to meet (briefly) the great man at a Cannes Film Festival Market in the '80s but that had no affect on my reaction.

Wasted here is the fabulous Dutch star Willeke van Ammelrooy, whose beauty and acting ability have graced many fine movies.

Storyline is absurd, on purpose, as our sexy hero Jean-Marc (played by the director himself) is the son of a Nobel prize winner. Dad the professor has disappeared into the countryside of a painting hanging on his wall - a fanciful but rather pointless gimmick. What follows is basically a trite rendition of very familiar '60s themes of freedom, beginning again (dad is now an old lumberjack), hedonism, etc., all fertile material in the hands of a creative artists. Too bad JMP is not that cat.

The women are beautiful and featured with full-frontal nudity. As star/director, Jean-Marie reminded me here of Jerzy Skolimowski, but lacking his talent. A lot of the content is dubious, notably an unfunny rape scene with Willeke that is totally out-of-place given the film's light tone, and a silly gimmick involving a shortage of local girls for the sex industry. In one slapstick scene the good guys sic nude girls on their adversaries - pretty dumb though I admit that if Benny Hill did it I'd accept it without question.


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