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Boarding School (1978)

Leidenschaftliche Blümchen (original title)
R | | Comedy | 4 November 1983 (USA)
This film tells the story about a group of girls at an exclusive German girls boarding school. Across the lake is an exclusive boys boarding school...

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The film takes place in the 1950s, yet the girls dance and hula-hoop to a 1968 recording of Bill Haley's "Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie." See more »

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Dumb but sweet German sex comedy with a nubile Nastassia Kinski
2 July 2010 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is is one of a number of German films they used to show on late-night cable TV stations a lot in the late 70's and early 80's. But it's different than a lot of those other movies in that rather than being a sex-saturated, oom-pah-pah scrompfest, it's kind of coming-of-age film, not unlike the American teen comedies of the early 80's (it especially resembles the summer-camp classic "Little Darlings"). It's set at a Swiss boarding school where a bunch of girls decide, not only to lose their collective virginity to the boys at a school across the lake, but also to make money by charging them for it! (This is one movie I probably wouldn't expect a modern-day Hollywood re-make of). They have a surprising (and rather ridiculous) amount of trouble pulling this off though.

Even though this movie opens with a close-up of the bare breast of one of the older, bustier girls, this is actually surprisingly innocent movie with very little actual sex in it. It's very dumb but kind of sweet. The main attraction,of course, was Natsassia Kinski, who plays the new girl at the school, who becomes the catalyst for the whole thing after she meets a handsome guy from the boys' school on the train. Except for the topless girl at the beginning, Kinski pretty much provides all the nudity and sex here. She does a memorable striptease (out of an alligator costume!) for the boys at a party, and her de-virginising is the only one that occurs on-screen. Although she was not very old here, Kinski is not particularly believable as an inexperienced virgin (perhaps because in real-life she'd already had torrid affairs with Roman Polanski and Milos Forman by this time).The only other cast member that might look familiar is Fabiana Udenio, the Italian-Argentinean beauty who later played "Alotta Fagina" in the original "Austin Powers". She has only a very small role here though (and, even by German standards, she was too young at the time to really participate in the sexual shenanigans).

This movie doesn't compare to other late German-made cable fodder as a sex film (or to Kinski's truly erotic follow-up to this "Stay the Way You Are"). But although it has the disadvantage of being dubbed, it's really no dumber than most of the early 80's teen sex comedies (and it's one of the few that's about sexually curious girls rather than horny boys). It's worth seeing I guess.


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