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The Story of O (1975)

Histoire d'O (original title)
NC-17 | | Drama | 14 November 1975 (USA)
The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion. Rene discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christiane Minazzoli ...
Martine Kelly ...
Jean-Pierre Andréani ...
Eric, master II
Gabriel Cattand ...
The commander
Li Sellgren ...
Jacqueline (a model)
Albane Navizet ...
Nadine Perles ...
Laure Moutoussamy ...
Norah, the maid
Henri Piégay ...
Master I
Alain Noury ...
Florence Cayrol ...
Yvonne (as Jehanne Blaise)


The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion. Rene discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O to his step-brother, Sir Stephen... Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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"O" is the mistress of all mistresses. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 November 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Story of O  »

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Technical Specs


(2000 uncut re-release)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christopher Lee turned down the role of Sir Stephen. See more »


Most of the times that O's being whipped, there is no sound of the whip hitting her body. See more »


Narrator: They examined her body in a brutal and abominable way. She was covered in shame. But despite the shame, she felt like someone going into a familiar dream that's about to start.
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Referenced in 8 ½ Women (1999) See more »


O' Après
Written and Performed by Pierre Bachelet
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Probably the best erotic film I have ever seen
6 April 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I caught this film on a German satellite channel a few months ago. The locations and characters are sophisticated (no tattoos body piercing or lewd behaviour). There is a story line but the way in this is filmed is incredibly stunning and highly erotic. Corinne Clery a remarkably beautiful women, must be very pleased at the Playboy quality of the production. I rate this in the top 5 of any erotic film I have ever seen and recommend you to buy a copy if you can find one to keep. This is the benchmark against which all directors of this film genre should aspire to.

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