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10 September 1975 (Canada) See more »
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Jean becomes interested in friend Claire's kinky sex with slave Anne. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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High class porn with lots of sleaze! See more (18 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Mary Mendum ... Anne
Carl Parker ... Jean

Marilyn Roberts ... Claire
Valerie Marron ... Salesgirl (as Yvette Hiver)
Michelle Vence
Estelle McNalley
Nicole Rochambeau

Directed by
Radley Metzger 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Radley Metzger  screenplay (as Jake Barnes)
Catherine Robbe-Grillet  novel "L'Image" (as Jean de Berg)

Produced by
Gill Champion .... producer
Ava Leighton .... associate producer
Max Pécas .... producer
Marty Richards .... producer
Cinematography by
Robert Lefebvre (director of photography)
Makeup Department
Antoinette Richard .... hair stylist
Production Management
Yves Prigent .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Claude Raynal .... second assistant director
Robert Renzulli .... assistant director
Sound Department
Emil LeBrun .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri-Jean Alliet .... first assistant camera (as Henri Alliet)
Gaston Muller .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Lucienne Margale .... color consultant
Andrew Pressman .... assistant editor (as Andy Pressman)
William Szarka .... assistant editor
Music Department
George Craig .... music editor
Other crew
Janette Chaix .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"The Mistress and the Slave" - International (English title) (alternative title)
"The Punishment of Anne" - USA (alternative title)
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91 min | USA:89 min
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
High class porn with lots of sleaze!, 7 September 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

What we have here is a classic slice of pornography, which is wrapped up in excellent production values in spite of the lurid and sleazy nature of most of it's action. Indeed, this film has just about everything a porn fan could want and more, as we get to watch the title character go through a number of 'pleasures' including whipping, public humiliation and mutilation. The film takes place in the upper society of France, and this serves in making the film more shocking as it features an eloquent voice over from the central character, which runs over most scenes, and offsets the gratuitous sex sequences nicely. The plot focuses on a man named Jean, who bumps into his friend Claire at a dull cocktail party that the pair are attending. It's not long before he is introduced to Claire's "friend" - the completely submissive Anne, who delights in bending to her mistress' will, even if that means having to urinate in public or undress in front of strangers. We then follow the trio through a series of sex scenes, most of which see the title character bear the brunt of the less savoury acts.

One thing I've learnt about porn flicks is that there often isn't much of a plot to speak of; and this one is no different, although the slim plot is excellently fleshed out by the three central characters; who are very different and equally interesting. The beautiful Rebecca Brooke takes the lead role and does well with it thanks to her good looks and willingness to show off her 'assets' at every opportunity. Marilyn Roberts plays the older, yet equally sexy woman who is also the labyrinth character of the piece and provides the film with a degree of intrigue. Carl Parker rounds it all off with a brilliantly sleazy performance, and his character actually goes through a bit of development, which is rather odd for a porn film. This film is really head and shoulders above its counterparts, as the production values are good and director Radley Metzger actually seems to care about how good his locations look, as he succeeds in capturing France at its best. Overall, The Punishment of Anne comes highly recommended to anyone that interested in high-class porn films!

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