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12 February 1975 (France) See more »
Eugenie, a beautiful but shy young girl, lives with her stepfather, a famous writer specializing in stories of erotica... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Soledad Miranda ... Eugénie Radeck de Franval (as Susan Korday)
Paul Muller ... Albert Radeck de Franval
Andrea Montchal ... Paul (as André Montchall)
Greta Schmidt ... Kitty (as Greta Schmid)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice Arno ... Photo model (uncredited)

Jesús Franco ... Attila Tanner (uncredited)
Marius Lesoeur ... (uncredited)
Karl Heinz Mannchen ... Ceremony Master in Nightclub (uncredited)
Manuel Merino ... Guest in Nightclub Scene (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marquis de Sade  novel "Eugénie de Franval"
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)

Produced by
Marius Lesoeur .... producer
Karl Heinz Mannchen .... producer
Original Music by
Bruno Nicolai  (as Bruno Nicolaï)
Cinematography by
Manuel Merino  (as Mann Merin)
Film Editing by
Clarissa Ambach 
Makeup Department
Karol Bunk .... makeup artist
Other crew
Jesús Franco .... special consultant (as J.F. Manner)
Mike Getann .... script supervisor
Nicole Guettard .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Eugénie" - Liechtenstein (original title)
"Eugenie de Sade" - USA (DVD box title)
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USA:86 min | USA:91 min (DVD)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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The film was not released theatrically in Germany and only became available there in 2003, in DVD format. Rumors about German being the original language of the film probably are wrong, as the DVD had to have new dubbing. Most Eurocine productions were shot without sound and dubbed later, in different languages, according to the different markets.See more »
Albert Radeck de Franval:Eugenie, you've just discovered life's deepest purpose: the quest, the grail mankind has sought throughout the ages - ultimate power of human beings. Yes, the power which comes from the pleasure of giving pain. Living each moment with intensity and awareness while they suffer...
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
One of Franco's very best films!, 20 March 2008
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Jess Franco has almost 200 directorial credits to his name, so with that in mind; it's not surprising that the vast majority of them are rubbish. Jess Franco certainly does know how to make a bad movie, but clearly he knows his way around a good one too, and while they're in a minority in the man's vast filmography; there are some very good Jess Franco films, and Eugenie de Sade is one of the very best of them! This is one of seven films that Franco directed in 1970 (the second titled 'Eugenie', no less) and it's a film that could almost be considered a shame; because it proves that Franco can be great if he put his mind to it, and I'd rather have ten films like than a hundred cheap and rushed sex flicks. Anyway, the main focus of the plot is the title character; Eugenie is a young girl who falls in love with her stepfather Albert; a writer of erotic fiction, after reading one of his books. It's not long before he notices and despite the incestuous implications of their relationship, he entices Eugenie to join him in his sick sex games that stretch into murder.

I have to admit that the main reason I was so keen to see this film was due to the fact that it stars the amazing Soledad Miranda. This actress made a number of films with Jess Franco (including two of his best, Vampiros Lesbos and She Killed in Ecstasy) and it's a real shame that she died prematurely as she was a good actress and a pleasure to watch on screen. I have not seen many of her movies unfortunately, but from the ones I have seen - she is at her best in this one. She fits in brilliantly with the sordid tone of the film and creates just the right balance between innocence and sadism. The style of the movie is very European and Franco obviously valued how important it was to ensure that the film is erotic. There are several standout scenes; the best of which sees Soledad Miranda and Paul Muller entertain an Austrian hitchhiker that they picked up in the middle of nowhere. The film is apparently based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade; not having read any of his material, I can't say how faithful it is but there is plenty of sadism in this movie. The plot is strong for the duration and Franco manages a satisfying ending too. Overall, this is among the cream of Franco's crop and comes highly recommended to all Eurocult fans!

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