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In Praise of Older Women (1978)

Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a ... See full summary »

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Andras Vayda
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Maya
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Bobbie
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Ann MacDonald
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Alexandra Stewart ...
Paula
Marianne McIsaac ...
Julika
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Mitzi
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Andras Vayda Jr.
Monique Lepage ...
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Louise Marleau ...
Woman in Elevator
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Lady Teacher
Mignon Elkins ...
Mother Vayda
Joan Stuart ...
Aunt Alice
John Bayliss ...
Glen MacDonald
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Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a married women in her thirties, who tutors him in the lessons of love and romance. Maya is only the first of many mature women that Andras will meet through his teenage and young adult life. Written by alfiehitchie

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22 September 1978 (Canada)  »

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Donna è meraviglia  »

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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This was the very first movie screened by the Toronto Film Festival (now the Toronto International Film Festival). See more »

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Sailor's Song
Lyrics by George Jonas and
Mucic by Tibor Polgár (as Tibor Polgar)
Performed by Alberta Watson
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Enjoyable soft core porno flick
16 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught this playing constantly on cable TV late at night back in the early 80s. Not much of a plot. It's just about hunky Tom Berenger (who was only 29 when he made this) seducing one older woman after another. That's all it is--nothing else...but not bad for what it is.

The woman themselves are all very beautiful, have nice bodies and (surprisingly) are good actresses--Karen Black and Helen Shaver especially. The only disappointment in the film was there were next to no full frontal nude shots of Berenger. The women show everything but not him and--let's face it--back then he WAS very handsome and had a great body. There are only flashes of his "best parts" and (for some reason) even THOSE were clumsily edited out the last time I saw the pic (in the mid 80s)! If you're gonna do a soft core pic let's see everything.

That aside it was a light, enjoyable sex film--nothing more. I give it a 7.


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