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Writers:
Franco Rossetti (screenplay)
Franco Rossetti (story)
Release Date:
1 January 1987 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An unhappy housewife desperately seeks to free herself from the brutal sexual excesses forced upon her by her husband... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Boring Euro-porn dreck with only Sherry Buchana to recommend it See more (2 total) »

Cast

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Sherry Buchanan ... Emanuela
Paola Montenero ... Giovanna
Marina Hedman ... Rossella (as Marina Frajese)
Brunello Chiodetti ... Robbie
Daniele Dublino ... Andy
Catherine Zago ... Emanuela's mother (as Catherin Zago)
Ann Janette La Vorgna
Goetz Groh
Mauro Frittella
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ulla Johannsen ... Woman at the bordello (uncredited)

Directed by
Franco Rossetti  (as Fred Gardner)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Franco Rossetti  screenplay
Franco Rossetti  story

Original Music by
Enzo Petti 
 
Cinematography by
Pier Luigi Santi 
 
Film Editing by
Mauro Bonanni 
 
Art Direction by
Claudio Cinini 
 
Makeup Department
Franco Di Girolamo .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Tatti .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Luciano Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pino Venditti .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Marisa Letti .... assistant editor
 

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Also Known As:
"Il mondo porno di due sorelle" - Italy (original title)
"Emmanuelle & Joanna" - USA (video title)
"The Pornographic World of Two Sisters" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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Runtime:
98 min | France:85 min | Germany:89 min (hardcore version)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Boring Euro-porn dreck with only Sherry Buchana to recommend it, 20 June 2008
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

Ho-hum. Despite the English title this has nothing to do with the French "Emmanuelle" series with Sylvia Kristel or the Italian "Black Emanuelle" series with Laura Gemser. This is yet another low-rent knock-off of "Bell du Jour". You have an unhappily married bourgeois woman. Check. She goes to a brothel (which happens to be run by her sister). Check. All the clients there are perverts. Check. She starts working there as a prostitute. Check. Or does she? Check. This is basically your standard-issue 70's Europorn (mostly softcore but with a few ugly hardcore inserts in places). It's not as well-made as many of the sexploitation/softcore flicks of the era, but neither is it as perverted, disturbing and unintentionally fascinating as some of the others. The perversions of the clients are unpleasant and pretty anti-erotic (i.e. there's an "adult baby"), but much more in a a silly way than a disturbing (or remotely interesting) one. You don't even get a "name" Eurotica director like a Rollin, a Franco, a Borozyx, a Robbe-Grillet (or even a Pecas, Benzeraf, or Jaeckin) to add any interest to the proceedings.

The only, and I mean ONLY, thing of interest here is lead actress Sherry Buchanan. Sherry Buchanan was a rather mysterious actress. She may have been British or American (she kind of resembles American actress Camille Keaton)or she might have just been a continental actress with an anglicized name. She played abused schoolgirls in "What Have They Done to Your Daughters" and "Last House on the Beach" before graduating to playing a fetching bikini-clad babe who gets eaten by a giant calamari (and I don't blame him in a bit) in "Tentacles", which unfortunately was the closest she ever came to international stardom. She was usually relegated to supporting roles, but was a good enough actress to occasionally appear with her clothes on in movies like "The Secret of Seagull Island" and "Zombie Holocaust".

Buchanan gives a decent performance and has a plethora of nude sex scenes here, but she also suffers the indignity of hardcore inserts with a very skanky "body double" who outweighs her by about twenty pounds and needs a serious Brazilian wax job pronto. This is unfortunate because while Buchanon was not one of your classier Euro-babes perhaps, she was definitely one of your lovelier ones. This is her only lead role that I know of, and she certainly deserved better than boring dreck like this.

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