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What Every Frenchwoman Wants (1986)
"Les exploits d'un jeune Don Juan" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  November 1986 (Italy)
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The film describes the sexual awakening and adventures of teen-aged Roger during the time of the outbreak of WWI.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
La mère
Mme Muller
Fabrice Josso ...
François Perrot ...
Le père
Rosette ...
Laurent Spielvogel ...
M. Frank
Alexandra Vandernoot ...
Marion Peterson ...
Rufus ...
Le moine
Bérangère Bonvoisin ...
Tante Marguerite
Yves Lambrecht ...
Daniel Langlet ...
M. Muller


Roger (Fabrice Josso) is a 16-year-old who seeks to lose his virginity in this softcore erotic drama. His initial efforts are unsuccessful, but World War I breaks out and men are seen marching off to battle. Roger goes overboard when he is presented with several amorous opportunities. He soon impregnates the maid, his aunt, and his sister in quick succession. Roger desperately tries to marry off the women to other men to avoid a lurid scandal. Written by moviezfever

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THIS is what every French woman wants?
5 March 2015 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

As other reviewers have said, the plot of this movie very much resembles David Hamilton's "Tendre Cousins". It is primarily an Italian movie, however, and the Italians had been making movies about precocious adolescent boys being initiated into sex by saucy maids and older female relatives since Salvatore Samperi's seminal film "Malizia" in the early 1970's. It's also likely the Hamilton film drew its inspiration from same Guillame Appollinaire novel that inspired this film (whatever Hamilton's strengths were, having original story ideas was definitely NOT among them).

Director Gianfranco Mingozzi, who did the excellent "nuns-ploitation" film "Flavia, the Heretic", is definitely a more talented overall film director than David Hamilton, and he certainly handles the PLOT better. Unfortunately, it's a very stupid and annoying plot. We're supposed to believe that a voyeuristic, fumbling young male teenager whose testicles have barely dropped is suddenly turned into a suave super-stud by the outbreak of World War I and the absence of all the adult men. And even when the men all come back, he continues cuckolding them and passing off his illegitimate children as their own. I suspect the original story was meant to be rather satirical and outlandish. Hamilton just handled it totally ineptly, but Mingozzi commits the perhaps worse mistake of playing it too straight.

David Hamilton, at least, focused primarily on the naked, nubile bodies of his female cast (as he was wont to do). Mingozzi spends too much time servicing the plot, playing up the rather ineffective physical comedy, and worst of all trying tho make this douchebag kid with zero charisma sympathetic. The two directors also have very different tastes in women--Hamilton famously went for adolescents and post-adolescents, Mingozzi goes for busty, earth-mother types. The youngest and most attractive actress here is Serena Grandi (whose last name literally means "big ones"). But even the sex scenes with her are in kind of questionable taste if you aren't all that turned on by an adolescent boy suckling a pair of breasts bigger than his head. The other actresses are older and sometimes border on unattractive, sharing only the common features of oversize boobs and somehow having the hots for a 15 year old. It's telling that the one female relative the kid gets involved with in this movie is a spinsterish aunt, whereas in the Hamilton film it is a young cousin (played by an underage Anja Schute). Strangely, though the kid's main confidante in this movie is his prepubescent young sister, played by French actress Virginie Ledoyen. Ledoyen was too young at this time for even French cinema to sexually exploit yet, but her sexually precocious dialogue is quite shocking (if not perhaps entirely unrealistic). She does, however, give the best performance in the entire movie. Former Bond girl Claudine Auger, on the other hand, has little to do as the mother.

This isn't an entirely worthless movie and it has some things going for it, but it lacks a believable plot, a charismatic protagonist, and even the nudie-nubile eroticism of David Hamilton.

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