This is a rather uneven film - it is difficult to pin it to a genre category, and while that on its own is often a sign of quality, here it is merely a sign that the director was not really sure what to do with this material. The film ends up as a genre film that fails to define its genre.
Mostly, it is a coming-of-age drama, with both son and father wooing beautiful Senta Berger; but there are distinct farcical elements thrown in which sit rather uneasily beside the drama. Sometimes I felt that Berger, Erika Blanc and the girl who plays their younger sister were playing roles for three different films: a drama, a bawdy comedy, and one of those nymph sex films a la David Hamilton.
Apart from all of this the film has some curiosity value due to Berger's nude/sex scenes which are a bit more daring than I have seen her in other films.
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