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The Story of O (1975)
"Histoire d'O" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  14 November 1975 (USA)
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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

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

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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The Masterpiece of Bizarre Love That Stormed France. A Portrait of Love and Submission to Disorder the Senses See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for explicit sexuality | See all certifications »

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14 November 1975 (USA)  »

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(2000 uncut re-release)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was originally to be directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and produced by Alan Klien. (Klien had funded Jodorowsky's two previous pictures El Topo (1970) and The Holy Mountain (1973)) However, Alejandro bailed on the film leaving Alan with the problem of finding a replacement, which he never did. After much trouble with trying to get it off the ground, Klien sold the rights. However, the ordeal spawned a 30 year feud with Jodorowsky and resulted in Klien withholding the rights to El Topo and The Holy Mountain, blocking them from being distributed. The feud was finally settled in 2005. See more »

Goofs

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

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For masochists only
26 November 2004 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

I admit I know little about the S+M/B+D lifestyle, but if this is any indication, it must be kind of like being in a bad European "art" film. This is one movie that truly does not deserve its notorious reputation(either in the negative or positive sense). It's just your typical silly and pretentious 70's Eurotrash. It is slightly less boring than the director's previous "Emmannuelle" (1974) but only slightly. The lead (and only conceivable reason to watch this nonsense) is Corrine Clery,who was later a second-string Bond girl eaten by vicious dobermans in "Moonraker". Clery spends most of the movie naked and being whipped by various men and women. This certainly sounds pretty sordid, but the movie (tastefully?) never shows the whip actually hitting her. And though she is almost constantly being flogged, there never seems to be a mark on her on her perpetually on-display body. She is also passed around by various men, but the sex scenes are even more circumspect than the whipping scenes. I'd enjoy watching Clery doing anything naked(mowing the lawn, painting a fence, digging a garden), but there's just nothing especially exciting here. Mostly, the movie consists of cheesy dialogue and idiotic libertine philosophizing. I don't know if you have to be a sadist to enjoy it, but you definitely have to be a masochist to sit through it.


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