A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lina (as Valerie Quennessen)
Barbara Foster
Hans van Tongeren ...
Jan Tolin
Lydia Lenosi ...
Vladimiros Kiriakidis ...
Yorghos (as Vladimiros Kiriakos)
Carlos Rodríguez Ramos ...
Rika Dialyna ...
Monica (as Rika Dialina)
Andreas Filippides ...
Andreas (as Andreas Filippidis)
Peter Pye ...
Joe Saunders
Janis Benjamin ...
Trish Saunders
Victor T. Salant ...
Brigitte Perbandt ...


A young American couple go to the Greek islands for the summer and are dazzled by the beauty and the uninhibited people surrounding them. The young man meets and begins an affair with a French woman, an archeologist working on a dig. The young American woman discovers this and goes to confront the other woman. The French woman is quite taken with the American woman's photographic work, and the three become very close. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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Sun, surf, sand ... and the sexy adventure of a lifetime. See more »


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The movie is notable for its Greek island locations such as Delos, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos. While mapping out the production strategy, Kleiser and the film's producer, Mike Moder, chose these four island locations and a palette of colors they wanted the locations to convey: the blue of the Aegean, the tan of sunned bodies, and the dazzling white of the island villages. See more »


When Cathy, wakes alone the first night in their villa, she awakes naked. She wraps a sheet around her, calling for Michael. A moment, later she finds him on the balcony, she is wearing both a bathrobe and a t-shirt. See more »


Lina: Jealousy doesn't show how much you love someone, it shows how insecure you are.
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Performed by Mink DeVille
From the album "Coup de Grace" (1981) (uncredited)
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I fell in love with Valérie Quennessen.
17 August 1999 | by (Duncan, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie for those willing to throw caution to the wind and go for a ride. At first I was into it for the funky love-triangle. I wanted to see how it would turn out. As it progressed I found that I was paying less attention to the sexual aspects of the film and ended up lost in the eyes of Valérie Quennessen. Without a doubt she has the most beautiful soul I've ever seen in a woman's eyes.

The instant it ended I came to IMDb to see what else she's done. Then I learned the worst. Valérie died 10 years ago. I genuinely feel a loss in my heart.

I must be crazy...I must be in love.

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