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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Belle ...
Laure
Emmanuelle Arsan ...
Myrte
Pierre Haudebourg ...
Dolly
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Nicola
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Professor Gualtier Morgan
Michele Starck ...
Natalie Morgan
Homer Adams ...
Steve
Marianne Afchain ...
Marianne
Vicky Asprin ...
Ingrid
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Artemio
Sylvio Simonelli
Franco Curi
Giorgio Aldini
Andrew Douglas ...
Desmond
Berto Caselli
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At an institute in Manila, researchers and eco-tourists trade stories about the Mara tribe, who live on a remote island and have an annual festival of rebirth in which some of the tribe forget who they are and begin again. Laure is the daughter of the institute's director; she's a free spirit who has captured the fancy of Nicola, a European photographer. After a courtship in which the voyeuristic Nick indulges Laure's exhibitionism and sexual freedom, they set off for Mara land with Gualtier, an anthropologist, and his philosophical lover, Myrte. As they approach the Mara on the night of rebirth, who of the group will actually join the tribe to begin life anew? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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December 1982 (USA)  »

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Linda Lovelace was originally hired to play the leading role. According to her autobiography, 'Ordeal', after the script was rewritten to be more sexually explicit, she refused and was given a supporting role, but later left the project altogether. See more »

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Professor Gualtier Morgan: Artemio my friend, I have always had the suspicion that you have never taken part in the Feast of the Birth of the New Sun!
Artemio: I took pictures...!
Professor Gualtier Morgan: They were fakes! You have made a fool of old man Olsen!
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Bland and Boring
7 March 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Laure (1976)

** (out of 4)

Co-director and co-writer Emmanuelle Arsan is the one and only Emmanuelle who would write the "autobiography", which would then be turned into a massive hit by Just Jaeckin and be "reworked" so many times over the years that most people will forget that the story wasn't originally meant to tackle perverts in rain coats. This "serious" tale has the beautiful Annie Belle playing Laure, a young woman who goes around the Philippines on a anthropological expedition to find a lost tribe. Her boyfriend (Al Cliver) wants her to be "free" so he recommends she have sex with every man and woman that she can. Also known as FOREVER EMMANUELLE, this is yet another sexploitation film that features non-stop sex and nudity but at the same time after the first few scenes you can't help but get bored. This movie here is a complete bore from pretty much start to finish because there's nothing ever going on that makes any sense nor does anything happen to make you feel as if you're using your time for a good thing. This movie is so incredibly pointless that after the first thirty-minutes or so you begin to wonder why you're wasting so much time with so many movies like this. Joe D'Amato would end up making countless Emanuelle films and the majority of them were bad but at least they had some sort of exploitation going for them. When the group enters the jungle to locate the tribes nothing happens except it gives Laure more people to sleep with. At least D'Amato would have had some people either eaten or killed. There's no question that Belle is a beautiful woman so seeing her naked and in countless sex scenes is going to be the main draw. Cliver is always fun to watch even when he sleepwalks through a part as he does here but that might be unfair to say since whoever is dubbing him does such a poor job. The sex scenes are never very erotic and the dumbest sequence has to come when a transvestite picks Belle and Cliver up in his/her helicopter and an orgy breaks out in the front seat. The film runs 91-minutes and if you want nothing but nudity then this might work for you but if you demand at least a somewhat interesting plot then you're going to be sitting through some pretty boring stuff that never adds up to much. As to who really directed this thing is still up in the air but Arsan gets credit for it and if she was the director then it certainly wasn't her field as she never brings the material to life and things just come off rather cold and bland.


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