Harry is a young millionaire on holiday; he takes his yacht to a Greek island, and stays in the mansion of his friend, Count Orloff. The Count organizes a feast there, for three days and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Chris, a sexy teenager who appears mostly bare-breasted on the French Riviera, has a crush on Romain, her mother's lover. In reaction to her inability to attract his attention, she experiments with other risque affairs.

Director: Christopher Frank
Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Valérie Kaprisky, Caroline Cellier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An unexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'. The film director, a Czech immigrant in Paris, takes over her life, and in a short... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski
Stars: Valérie Kaprisky, Francis Huster, Lambert Wilson
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious "Final Programme", developed by his father. The ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Fuest
Stars: Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Sterling Hayden
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Serge Leroy
Stars: Claude Brasseur, Véronique Genest, Thierry Lhermitte
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims. However one of the children of an earlier victim vows to destroy them.

Director: Robert Fuest
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino
Breathless (1983)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, Art Metrano
Certificate: GP Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?

Director: Robert Fuest
Stars: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Elès
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During the long train ride from Montreal to Vancouver, a man and woman find themselves increasingly attracted to each other.

Director: Léa Pool
Stars: Valérie Kaprisky, Jean-François Pichette, Jolianne L'Allier-Matteau
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: José Bénazéraf
Stars: Antonella Interlenghi, Jacques Bleu, Corinne Brodbeck
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Olivia Del Rio, Ursula Moore, Vally
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A stressed television producer and his unhappy lounge singer wife are growing tired of each other.

Director: Robert Fuest
Stars: Wendy Craig, Francis Matthews, John Wood
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two criminals who enrolled in the German police to get out of prison seize an opportunity after the War to redeem themselves. The elder of the two, Mad Bosco, dies at the beginning of their... See full summary »

Director: José Giovanni
Stars: Valérie Kaprisky, André Dussollier, Thierry Frémont
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Harry Laird
...
Pauline
Catherine Jourdan ...
Valerie
Delia Boccardo ...
Barbara
...
Lady Suzanne Stanford
Yves Massard ...
Baron Orloff
Daniel Beretta ...
Mark
Paolo Baroni
Monica Nickel ...
Julie
Carmelo Petix
Nicole Norden
Vanessa Weill
Lydia Dalbret
Edit

Storyline

Harry is a young millionaire on holiday; he takes his yacht to a Greek island, and stays in the mansion of his friend, Count Orloff. The Count organizes a feast there, for three days and three nights, which is the reenactment of the love cult of the Goddess Aphrodite. Harry will meet Pauline there, a young woman who becomes his goddess... (Loosely based on Pierre Louïs's novel, "Aphrodite".) Written by Artemis-9

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

7 July 1982 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Afrodite  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of The Female (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not really good or bad, but definitely strange
14 July 2008 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

Here's an odd movie. It seems to be another entry in the "Emanuelle" genre of would-be classy but often insufferably pretentious, or just plain risible, European erotica. This movie is even more pretentious than most, however. It is set on a yacht and private Greek island of a gun dealer and libertine in the last days before the start of WWI. The libertine gets his companions on the "pleasure cruise" to act out parts he has assigned them from a famous erotic play about the goddess Aphrodite. Fantasy and reality begin to merge and become indistinguishable--at least until the erotic revelry is broken by real-world historical events.

Despite this arty, historical backdrop, the raison d'etre of this particular piece de resistance is pretty clear--sex, sex, and, of course, sex. The girl cast as Aphrodite is the virginal niece of one of the older passengers (Cappucine), who is being blackmailed by the host in order to get the younger woman to participate. The niece is played by the tres luscious Valerie Kaprinsky, who has a nice long full-frontal and full-dorsal nude scene at the beginning, but otherwise stays aloof from the erotic festivities (although her much less attractive body double does briefly participate in one orgy). The sex scenes here were no doubt spiced up to some extent with near-hardcore inserts, but most of the cast, with the exception of Kaprinsky and Cappucine, do actually seem to be participating to some degree.

Still, it isn't really much of a step for Kaprinsky to appear in a borderline hardcore film like this, but what's really surprising is that this film was directed--not by someone like Roger Vadim or Just Jaeckin--but by Robert Fuest, a fairly august British director usually associated with PG-rated horror flicks like "The Abomidable Dr. Phibes" or "And Soon the Darkness". Obviously, he is a little out of his element here. This isn't as good as it wants to be or as bad as it could have been, but it definitely is strange.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
copry of aphrodite warner639
aphrodite bobcaul@hotmail.com
Discuss Aphrodite (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?