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The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984)
"Gwendoline" (original title)

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Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last... See full summary »

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Zabou Breitman ...
Beth (as Zabou)
Bernadette Lafont ...
The Queen
Jean Rougerie ...
D'Arcy
Roland Amstutz
Jean Stanislas Capoul
Chen Chang Ching
André Julien ...
Tom (as Andre Julien)
Takashi Kawahara
Kristopher Kum
Loi Lam Duc
Maurice Lamy
Jim Adhi Limas
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Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last seen searching for a rare butterfly in the Land of the Yik Yak. They confront the evil Cheops in an attempt to find Gwen's lost father and the butterfly, and face many other challenges to their mission. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Outrageous adventures in the Kingdom of Women

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Adventure | Fantasy

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25 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

According to director Just Jaeckin the final temple location of the film was actually shot on one stage with "roll-away" walls that were dressed and rearranged before each scene to give the appearance of many different rooms. See more »

Goofs

D'Arcy makes many references to unleashing the Power of "The Volcano". No Volcano is ever seen in this desert-by-a-jungle-by-a-river called the Yek Yeuk. See more »

Quotes

D'Arcy: The Queen's Will is the Will of the Queen!
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Referenced in Hagan Reviews: The Dragon Lives Again (2012) See more »

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You will either love it or never finish watching it
18 March 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Movie excess at its best. Ever imagined chariot races that were pulled by nude women? Well you can see it here. Directed by the same twisted mind that created Emmanuelle and The Story of O, he now makes a movie which is pure camp. From my opinion it was the perfect sendup of Raiders of the Lost Ark - only this time Indiana is woman and all the villans are large breasted women that romp around naked.


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