2 user 2 critic

Éducation anglaise (1983)

After losing both her parents, young Sylvie is enrolled in a strict and sadistic boarding school by her uncaring ward.



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
Director: Michel Caputo
Stars: Valérie Mairesse, Bernadette Lafont, Michel Galabru
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A teenager lies to her parents and goes to the South of France instead of studying for the summer. Meeting with her not-so faithful boyfriend and his DJ friend, she discovers her father is also there - with another woman.

Director: Max Pécas
Stars: Luq Hamet, Eric Reynaud-Fourton, Leila Fréchet
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Juliette (Brigitte Lahaie), an an ex-prostitute whose twin passions in life are men and money. When she isn't indulging in steamy sex sessions, Juliette and her lover Chris plan to ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Roy
Stars: Marcel Charvey, Brigitte Lahaie, Muriel Montossé
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Frau Oberst has 2 young nieces who are very open with their sexuality. She hopes to find adequate lovers for her nieces and along the way finds herself in some precarious sexual situations.... See full summary »

Director: Erwin C. Dietrich
Stars: Karine Gambier, Brigitte Lahaie, Pascale Vital
L'exécutrice (1986)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Martine is a tough female cop trying to solve the kidnapping of young Caroline by a gang of pornographers. She already has an accomplice inside the gang feeding her information, but ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Caputo
Stars: Brigitte Lahaie, Michel Modo, Pierre Oudrey
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Double-agent Brigitte Lahaie is the star attraction at a strip-joint/brothel called "Le Diable Rose" in Nazi occupied France which is frequented by both Nazis and Partisans alike.

Director: Pierre B. Reinhard
Stars: Roger Carel, Pierre Doris, Brigitte Lahaie
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A pair of teenage girls, who are blind by day, but when the sun goes down, they roam the streets to quench their thirst for blood.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Alexandra Pic, Isabelle Teboul, Bernard Charnacé
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In a small Swiss girls' boarding school, which is also attended by 6 blond free-spirited Swedish girls, Greta, Inga, Kerstin, Lil, Astrid and Selma, Miss Klein leads a strict regiment. ... See full summary »

Director: Erwin C. Dietrich
Stars: Brigitte Lahaie, Nadine Pascal, France Lomay
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Brian Smedley-Aston
Stars: Brigitte Lahaie, Diana Cochran, Paul Raymond
Faceless (1987)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When model Barbara Hallen disappears in France, her father's private detective traces her steps to a private plastic surgery clinic run by Dr.Flamand.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Helmut Berger, Brigitte Lahaie, Telly Savalas
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A womanizer balances his wife, mistress, and love interest.

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Pierre Richard, Valérie Mairesse, Christine Murillo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A gynecologist treats a variety of sexually repressed female patients at his clinic, and he and his staff of sex-crazed studs believe in applying the "personal touch" as part of their treatment regimen.

Director: Gérard Kikoïne
Stars: Richard Allan, Brigitte Lahaie, Alban Ceray


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Antolinos ...
Le tuteur
André Dupon ...
Le notaire (as Andre Dupon)
Henriette (as Brigitte Simonin)
Obaya Roberts ...
Sylvie Dumarcay
Bernard Musson ...
Caroline Laurence ...
La directrice
Catherine Leno ...
Maximilienne (as Catherine Noel)
Pierre Risch ...
Le Professeur
Marcelle Barreau ...
La cuisinière
Anne Meriel ...
La Libraire
Roger Trapp ...
Le brigadier de gendarmerie
Véronique Guillaud ...
Sarah (as Veronique Goullard)
Véronique Catanzaro ...
Claire (as Veronique Catanzarro)
Anne-Marie Le Menu ...


After losing both her parents, young Sylvie is enrolled in a strict and sadistic boarding school by her uncaring ward.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama


See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 June 1983 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Educazione inglese  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An "English education" a la the Marquis de Sade
7 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

I first read about this movie in Ramsey Campbell's hilarious and colorfully titled article "Pulsating Posteriors and Masochistic Misses", which surveys the "schoolgirl chastisement" films--apparently a popular genre of films in Britain in the 1980's all centering around ridiculously over-age "schoolgirls" being spanked and paddled on their bare butts while they squirm and unconvincingly protest. This is a French version of one of those films, and leave it to the French to make an arty, big-budget affair with a genuine period setting and way too much plot to get in the way of the spanking. (It's probably safe to say that this is the "Citizen Kane" of "schoolgirl spanking" films).

It starts with a couple in bed at a hotel when the woman's husband bursts in and shoots them both and himself. It turns out these were the parents of the protagonist "Sylvie" and she is now an "orphan" (which is all patently ridiculous as the actress playing "Sylvia" looks to be about twenty and the actress playing her "mother" only a few years older). She goes to stay with her godfather, but in a very un-French manner he is much more interested in playing around with his homely maids than in caring for the nubile "Sylvie", so he sends her to a very strict boarding school (which apparently caters exclusively to sexy 20-year-old girls like "Sylvie"). The school is supposedly modeled on the "English"-style of education (thus the title), but it seems more modeled after the Marquis de Sade. Every minor infraction is grounds for a bared-ass whipping or worse. Though no one seems to notice, the assistant principal is an obvious male transvestite hiding out at the school for some reason. After much suffering, "Sylvie" eventually decides if she can't beat 'em, join 'em (and THEN she can beat 'em). She gives up her virginity to the transvestite and becomes the "head girl" (in more ways than one)and gets to mete out discipline to her fellow students (and they apparently need A LOT of discipline). The moral here is very much in the spirit of DeSade--an innocent "Justine", abused by everyone, eventually becomes a "Juliette" who prospers by wallowing in vice.

If you're looking for a simple spanking flick, you're going to be disappointed by the plot and all the digressions. But personally I find ALL fetish movies boring and repetitive after awhile regardless of the appeal of the fetish. If you're more of a polymorphous pervert though this also has straight sex scenes, lots of lesbianism, and interesting shower scenes where gaggles of naked girls climb en masse in and out of a single tub while their fellow students or the elderly caretakers pours water (or milk?!) on them. There a tasteless scene where a girl is made to strip and act like a dog, but it's mostly tasteless because she's a Jewish girl whose parents have "disappeared" (this is set right before WWII)without paying her tuition, leaving her to be singled out for extra abuse. There's also a downright bizarre "chariot-racing" scene with some of the girls having to be the "horses" complete with whips and bridles.

I actually wouldn't recommend this either to SERIOUS fetishists or to humorless puritans, but it's pretty entertaining in its own weird way.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017

"The IMDb Show" connects the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017 and unwraps some of the most memorable and festive animated holiday specials.

Watch now