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Histoire d'O
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Release Date:
14 November 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Masterpiece of Bizarre Love That Stormed France. A Portrait of Love and Submission to Disorder the Senses See more »
Plot:
The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Corinne Cléry ... O

Udo Kier ... Rene
Anthony Steel ... Sir Stephen

Jean Gaven ... 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)
Eva Carson ... Monique
Sylvie Olivier ... Claire
Bernard Jeantet ... Florent
Jean-François Mathieu ... Regis
Stéphane Macha ... Georges
Vladimir Brajovic ... Master III
Judith Novak ... Madeline
Gabriel Briand ... Master lV
Alain Jarry
Caroline Baudry
Puce
Vibeke Knudsen ... Model in photo-studio
Roger Trapp
Pin Pin
Michèle Montel ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Schootemeyer ... Master V (uncredited)

Directed by
Just Jaeckin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dominique Aury  novel (as Pauline Réage)
Sébastien Japrisot 

Produced by
Claude Giroux .... associate producer
Gérard Lorin .... producer
Éric Rochat .... executive producer
Éric Rochat .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pierre Bachelet 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Fraisse 
Yves Rodallec 
 
Film Editing by
Francine Pierre 
 
Art Direction by
Jean-Baptiste Poirot 
 
Set Decoration by
Olivier Paultre 
 
Costume Design by
Tan Giudicelli 
 
Makeup Department
Patrick Ales .... hair stylist
Aïda Carange .... makeup artist
Florence Fouquier D'Herouel .... makeup artist (as Florence Fouquier)
Eric Wackers .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Roger Fleytoux .... production manager
Sylvain Hecht .... unit manager
François Menny .... unit manager
Patrick Poubel .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
André Delacroix .... assistant director
Christine Gozlan .... assistant director
Jean-Louis Lapassade .... assistant director
Yvon Sassiaud .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Catherine Dubeau .... sound editor
J.C. Duval .... sound
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects
Élisabeth Parnière .... sound editor
Gina Pignier .... sound editor
Claude Plouganou .... sound editor
Alex Pront .... sound
Laurent Quaglio .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Georges Pierre .... still photographer
Yves Rodallec .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Matt Camison .... music arranger
Matt Camison .... musical director
 
Other crew
Colette Crochot .... script supervisor
Jean-Philippe Dupont .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Histoire d'O" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for sexual content.
Runtime:
Australia:105 min (2000 uncut re-release) | USA:97 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R | Denmark:16 | Finland:(Banned) | Netherlands:18 | New Zealand:R18 | New Zealand:(Banned) (1978-2003) (cinema release) | Norway:18 (video) (1987) | Norway:(Banned) (1978-2003) (cinema release) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:NC-17 | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
The role of O was offered to Brigitte Fossey. She had an interview with Just Jaeckin but declined because of strong nudity.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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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22 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
oddity, 1 February 2004
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Just Jaeckin's film version of the celebrated novel by Pauline Reage manages to completely miss the point of her work (by changing the ending, specifically), but taken purely as a movie has a certain amount of interest.

Corrine Clery plays 'O', a photographer who is taken by her boyfriend Rene (Udo Kier) to a sado-masochistic den where she willingly submits to physical and sexual abuse. 'O's motivation was much more obvious within the novel, but here it is secondary to the titallating spectacle of soft porn. Clery is not really the ideal 'O', either, her looks being too idealistic and her acting just too bad.

After a spell in the academy which serves to turn her into a total submissive she is practically sold on to Sir Stephen (50s pin-up Anthony Steel, of all people!) who is even more depraved and dominating than anyone else she has met. Perhaps the strongest sections of the film concern 'O's relationship with Sir S, but I wasn't convinced by the changed ending (powerful though it was from a movie standpoint). The cinematography is also attractive, particularly in its use of colour, and the French language version adds a certain mystique to the story.

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