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Emmanuelle II (1975)

Emmanuelle: L'antivierge (original title)
NC-17 | | Drama, Romance | 15 December 1975 (USA)
Emmanuelle returns to her husband in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs -- with his knowledge, of course. Her husband's lover and American guest are both very ... See full summary »

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Umberto Orsini ...
Frédéric Lagache ...
Christopher
Catherine Rivet ...
Anna-Maria
Henri Czarniak ...
Igor, the radio operator (as Henry Czarniak)
Tom Clark ...
Peter
Marion Womble
Florence Lafuma ...
Laura
Claire Richard ...
Wong
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Masseuse
Jacqueline May Line
Eva Hamel ...
Masseuse
Christiane Gibeline ...
Masseuse
Jean-Pierre Nam
Marcel Lan Phuong
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Emmanuelle returns to her husband in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs -- with his knowledge, of course. Her husband's lover and American guest are both very puzzled by their openness. Written by Eric Conrad <econrad@magnus.ohio-state.edu>

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Second 'Emmanuelle' film in the official 'Emmanuelle' series. See more »

Quotes

Anna-Maria: I like Emmanuelle very much... but there are things about you two I can't bring myself to accept. You play around with love.
Jean: If you mean to - to accuse us of sleeping with whomever we want - yes, we play around.
Anna-Maria: Isn't that dangerous?
Jean: No, there's no danger in going to bed with someone, but falling in love with them - that can be dangerous. Let me tell you a secret - I don't love Laura, I love Emmanuelle.
Anna-Maria: Supposing one day you happen to fall in love?
Jean: I'll admit, there's that risk, but... I happen...
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Referenced in Felicity (1978) See more »

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L'Arrivée D'Emmanuelle
Written and Performed by Francis Lai And His Orchestra
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A true erotic film
26 September 2006 | by (Deutschland) – See all my reviews

As a soft core feature, Emmanuelle 2 stands out as one of the very best of it's kind. Artfully rendered, beautifully photographed love/sex scenes, that really pushed the limits on just how far a film could go. This is a sequel to one of the most successful erotic movies of all time. I can report, in all honesty that is is a rare instance where a sequel is better than the original. While the first "Emmanuelle", filmed by Just Jaeckin, is somehow dark, and murky, Emmanuelle 2 is bright, and filled with life, and with genuine eroticism. Obviously this feature had a much larger budget than it's predecessor, and it shows. The viewer was introduced to the infamous "Emmanuelle" character in 1974. She was a shy, quiet girl of 19, married to an older man, who had very different views of sex. In that film we witnessed the beginning of her sexual awakening. In this sequel we see Emmanuelle developed into an incredibly strong, liberated woman, who goes about her sexual conquests like a drunken sailor! Sylvia Kristel sets the screen on fire with her unique brand of sexuality, which i can't quite describe. The many erotic scenes feature the most sumptuously filmed situations imaginable, and always set in the most exotic of locales. And as explicit as it is, it never crosses the line between good taste and sleaze for a second. What constantly surprised me about Emmanuelle 2 is just how well made it is. Every second of it looks like a very polished, big budget film. It was not expected, because the first Emmanuelle simply did not possess this level of quality. Best of all, while Emmanuelle 1 seems horribly dated today, thanks mostly to the 1970's philosophizing of the Mario character, along with the tacky theme song, the second one has dated beautifully, thanks to the truly elegant and timeless fashion choices for Kristel and the rest of the cast, and also to the gorgeous soundtrack by celebrated composer Francis Lai. If you have an interest in erotic films, i recommend you hunt this one down. I have the DVD from the Netherlands, which I believe is the most uncut version available. I also recommend seeing the original first; it is not as good as this one, however it is still a very good, and important film, as that is the one that started it all. Plus it is nice to see a character of erotic films actually develop, and change throughout a series. I cannot however recommend most of the others in the series, (with the exception of the very rare "Yellow Emanuelle" and a couple Laura Gemser films) as they range from bad to ridiculous. This stuff is worlds better than much of the ugly, corporate crap that comes out of Hollywood these days.


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