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10 September 1975 (Canada) See more »
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  (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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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
"You're about to reap the fruits of your labor.", 17 November 2007
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane

So the question is, was Anne punished? Oh yeah. You can bet your ass Anne was punished in this movie. Young Anne is a bad little girl and you've got Sleazy Jean and Bossy Clair to tell her what's what. The Punishment of Anne aka The Image is a moderately sleazy film, but done in a sexy way. Usually when I think "sleazy" it reminds me of gritty, exploit flicks with a rape or two. But not here, TPoA has it's share of sleazy scenes, but overall like I said, it exudes more sexiness.

Not being a big fan of porn I really can't fill you in on any historical importance of this movie. I can't tell you if the main actors are famous porn & S/M stars. I can't even tell you if this is one of the better old school porns out there. Nevertheless I can tell you that this movie has a good amount going for it. For one, for me, this movie had me laughing. Quite a lot. For starters, to open the movie, you see Jean at a party making his rounds. But the funny thing about this scene is he'll just go up to one person at a time, say "Hello" and then a moment later say "Excuse me." "Hello.....Excuse me." Such silly behavior. One scene in particular where Anne is getting punished the first time by both Jean and Clair, Jean begins telling Clair to whip Anne in a rushed manner, and then a moment later he's laughing his head off in a insane manner. And I was laughing right along with him. To top that scene off, Jean looks down at Anne and says "You're about to reap the fruits of your labor." Now that line is pure gold. And like this comical yet sexy scene, the whole movie is filled with "too smart for it's own good" type of lines. There's are numerous scenes where you'll probably be shaking your head with a smile and this is where the movie shines brightest. But the movie does slow down towards the end with "harder" S/M scenes and this is where I got bored. If you're a big fan of porn or S/M you'll probably like this, but for me, they should have stuck to the "weird situation punishment".

Overall, I enjoyed The Punishment of Anne. Anne was played by a beautiful girl and Jean's dubbing, lines and expressions made me laugh at a good rate. The movie sometimes slows a bit between scenes, but if you have a funny bone for silly dialogue, you'll enjoy these scenes because Jean fills them with cheesy narration. So all in all, it was funny, sexy and pretty entertaining. The Punishment of Anne is a recommendable porno in my book.

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