4.4/10
213
9 user 19 critic

Laure (1976)

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 ... See full summary »

Directors:

(as Anonymous), (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Joy (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

This is the story about Joy who falls in love with an older man (she has been looking for her missing father all her life), and then travels around Paris with him and his other female ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Bergonzelli
Stars: Claudia Udy, Gérard-Antoine Huart, Agnès Torrent
Velluto nero (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Glamorous, but passive and browbeaten fashion model Laura and her abusive photographer husband Carlo go to Egypt to visit Laura's wealthy friend Crystal. While staying at Crystal's palatial... See full summary »

Director: Brunello Rondi
Stars: Laura Gemser, Annie Belle, Al Cliver
Annie (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Annie, the mistress of a middle-aged financier, accompanies him on a trip to Hong Kong. When his business interests collapse Annie ends up destitute. She is befriended by a group of socialites and begins her rite of passage in their world.

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Annie Belle, Ciro Ippolito, Felicity Devonshire
Vanessa (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Olivia Pascal stars as Vanessa who was raised in a convent after the death of her parents. Due to an inheritance she travels to Hong Kong to find out the inheritance is a chain of bordellos... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Frank
Stars: Olivia Pascal, Anton Diffring, Günter Clemens
Emmanuelle 6 (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Journey with Emmanuelle and the world's most exquisite models deep into the Amazon jungle to the heart of paradise. Beauty can be dangerous and the women soon find themselves captive to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruno Zincone, Jean Rollin
Stars: Natalie Uher, Jean-René Gossart, Thomas Obermuller
Emmanuelle 3 (1977)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Emmanuelle and her architect husband continue their amoral lifestyle in the Seychelles. But when a casual dilliance between her and a film director starts to turn serious her husband shows ... See full summary »

Director: François Leterrier
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Jean-Pierre Bouvier
Emmanuelle VI (1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Through the wonders of virtual reality, Emmanuelle tries to help a former schoolmate to overcome a traumatic sexual past.

Director: Francis Leroi
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Caroline Laurence, Carolyn Monroe
Emmanuelle II (1975)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Francis Giacobetti
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Frédéric Lagache
Emmanuelle 5 (1987)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

[American version.] Emmanuelle has a streak of bad luck that starts when she is stripped by a mob of adoring fans at the Cannes Film Festival. Her rotten luck continues when the dictator of... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Monique Gabrielle, Crofton Hardester, Dana Burns Westburg
Emmanuelle IV (1984)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

In order to escape from her former lover Marc, Sylvia goes to Brazil where Dr. Santamo transforms her into the beautiful Emmanuelle. With this new identity comes a sexual awakening which is... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Leroi, Iris Letans
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Mia Nygren, Patrick Bauchau
Black Venus (1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Spanish actor Jose Antonio Ceinos stars as a down-and-out sculptor, whose inspiration returns with the strange appearance of a beautiful, mysterious black muse.

Director: Claude Mulot
Stars: Josephine Jacqueline Jones, José Antonio Ceinos, Emiliano Redondo
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

In the crypt of the remote castle of the Aguilars lies the recently-deceased body of Maria. Her husband Antonio is a jealous bully, his mute brother Ignazio is in a wheelchair peeping on ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bianchi
Stars: Jacqueline Dupré, Mariangela Giordano, Aldo Sambrell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Belle ...
Laure
Emmanuelle Arsan ...
Myrte
Pierre Haudebourg ...
Dolly
...
Nicola
...
Professor Gualtier Morgan
Michele Starck ...
Natalie Morgan
Homer Adams ...
Steve
Marianne Afchain ...
Marianne
Vicky Asprin ...
Ingrid
...
Artemio
Sylvio Simonelli
Franco Curi
Giorgio Aldini
Andrew Douglas ...
Desmond
Berto Caselli
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Laura  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Myrte: It's all so beautiful... and yet so strange. I feel a sense of - I don't know - some indefinable menace... A vague sense of fear... like a fear of death... A contraction deep inside my soul that makes me shiver.
Nicola: It's the night air that makes you shiver.
Professor Gualtier Morgan: It's *not* the night air... I too feel what Myrte feels... It's not the night air.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Laure: A Love Story (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Strangely compelling
30 March 2001 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

I've been strangely attracted to this film since I saw it on Showtime sometime in the early 80's. I say strangely because it is rather a ludicrous bit of soft-core fluff, a genre I'm not particularly interested in. The dialogue is pompously and nonsensically philosophical (making sense, no doubt, only to it's Franco-Italian producers)and the plot completely extraneous. What it does achieve is a wonderfully hypnotic and thoroughly pleasant mood. The scenery (the beautiful Philippines), soft-focus nudity and wonderful score all contribute to a strange and extremely watchable exercise in a sort of film making seldom seen today. It is truly one of my great "guilty pleasures". I was fortunate enough to find it on an old laserdisc and have watched it more times than I think is healthy. A worthwhile moodpiece.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?