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Emmanuelle 5 (1987)

[American version.] Emmanuelle has a streak of bad luck that starts when she is stripped by a mob of adoring fans at the Cannes Film Festival. Her rotten luck continues when the dictator of... See full summary »

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Monique Gabrielle ...
Crofton Hardester ...
Eric (as C. Hardester)
Dana Burns Westburg ...
Charles D. Foster (as Dana Burns Westberg)
Yaseen Khan ...
Rajid
Harold Kay
Marie Chocolat
Marie Vanille
Tina
Isabelle Strawa
Muriel Catau ...
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Kura
Jessica Stehl
Stanislas
Peter Lowell
Piskle
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[American version.] Emmanuelle has a streak of bad luck that starts when she is stripped by a mob of adoring fans at the Cannes Film Festival. Her rotten luck continues when the dictator of a banana republic uses the screening of one of her films as a pretext to get her into his country. Our heroine finds herself admitted into his harem as a slave. [Roger Corman fans may be able to identify stock action footage used in the American version.] Written by Eric Conrad <econrad@magnus.ohio-state.edu>

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Emmanuella no 5  »

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First 'Emmanuelle' film in the official 'Emmanuelle' series not to feature Sylvia Kristel nor see her playing Emmanuelle. Kristel did not appear in Emmanuelle 6 (1988) either but would return for Emmanuelle VI (1993). See more »

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Emmanuelle: What's the matter? Why are you so shy? Have you never seen a naked woman before?
Charles D. Foster: No, I mean yes. I have seen a lot of naked women before.
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Little to do with Emmanuelle maybe, but fun!
11 May 2008 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

For Monique Gabrielle, "Emmanuelle 5" did not become a long lasting breakthrough, but kept her in business. The story is pretty straight: Emmanuelle is kidnapped by Rajid who locks her up in his harem. Rajid behaves like a dictator and snores: "Women are weak", so he obviously didn't get to know Emmanuelle well enough yet. Friends of Emmanuelle want to rescue her, but wait until plenty of women inside the harem have been filmed long enough ;-).

Director Borowczyk was celebrating the character of Emmanuelle: "She is free, without prejudice, and she has confidence in herself" (quoted from "Cinema" 4/87). And she even gets a machine gun this time which makes confidence easier, I bet... Even though is has very little to do with the original Emmanuelle, Vol.5 is at least fun, moving faster than any other contribution to the series. The scene which sticks to everybody's mind is right at the beginning, when an enthusiastic crowd tears Emmanuelle's clothes off at a film festival, so her only escape is a jump on a yacht whose owner is understandably bewildered. I voted 7/8/6/4/6/7 for the six cinema films of the series.

(Edit 2017) Nine years after my review above, I got a copy of the German version to watch. We are talking about an entirely different movie here compared to the US version. In the German version, which also includes censored remains of a French video version, there is hardly a linear story and the editing is experimental, to put it mildly. I am not surprised that the American distributors decided to shoot additional scenes and re-edit the whole mess to make it more commercial - less art maybe, but a lot more enjoyable.


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