5.3/10
241
4 user 7 critic

Collections privées (1979)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy | 27 June 1979 (France)
Three stories. A solitary sailor falls from his boat and washes ashore on a tropical island. While seeking rescue, he's found by a nearly naked woman who is playful and compliant. He ... See full summary »

Writers:

(segment), (novel) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lulu (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story of a sexually enticing young dancer who rises up in society through her relationships with wealthy men, but later falls into poverty and prostitution, culminating in an encounter with Jack 'the Ripper'.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Anne Bennent, Michele Placido, Jean-Jacques Delbo
La marge (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Sigismond (Joe Dallesandro) is a man lost in an erotic haze which clouds his judgment. Early in the film, it is evident that the man has a physically passionate relationship with his wife, ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Joe Dallesandro, André Falcon
Immoral Women (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three erotic tales: The first film features Marina Pierro as a woman who inspires more than just creativity in the minds and loins of the men of ancient Rome. In the second offering, a ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Marina Pierro, Gaëlle Legrand, Pascale Christophe
Art of Love (1983)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Young student Claudine has a dream in which the Roman student Cornelius, fascinated by the beautiful wife of the commander, attends lectures on the art of love of great Ovid. Ancient tragedy happens again in a few centuries

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Marina Pierro, Michele Placido, Massimo Girotti
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Ligia Branice, Howard Ross, Marina Pierro
Love Rites (1987)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Hugo, a vain clothing buyer, meets Myriam on a train and pursues a relationship with her. He is delighted to learn she is a prostitute and has no idea she has more in mind than Hugo bargained for.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Marina Pierro, Mathieu Carrière, Josy Bernard
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 19th century London, a sex maniac sneaks into the engagement party of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Miss Fanny Osbourne, turning the event into a nightmarish whirlpool of murder and debauchery.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Udo Kier, Marina Pierro, Patrick Magee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The teenage girl is first seen confessing and warned about having any impure thoughts or feelings. Her family has boarders and one day a young man moves in and they fall in love. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Grazyna Dlugolecka, Jerzy Zelnik, Olgierd Lukaszewicz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A simpleton thief on Goto, an isolated island ruled by a barbaric dictator, climbs ranks from criminal to fly-catcher, dog-keeper and boot polisher, while himself and other islanders get ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Ligia Branice, Jean-Pierre Andréani
Emmanuelle 5 (1987)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

[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 »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Monique Gabrielle, Crofton Hardester, Dana Burns Westburg
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A witty and eye-opening tour through Borowczyk's own collection of vintage erotica. Originally intended as part of his 'Contes immoraux', it was released first as a separate short, and is ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: André Pieyre de Mandiargues
Girls (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Three girls: Susanne, Annie and Catherine, just have finished high school and meet every night to have a good time in discos and bars with frequently changing boyfriends. Susanne's younger ... See full summary »

Director: Just Jaeckin
Stars: Anne Parillaud, Zoé Chauveau, Charlotte Walior
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roland Blanche ...
Benoît (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
...
Malinka (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Catherine Gandois ...
Une sirène (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Marpessa Djian ...
Une sirène (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Hedwige De Mouroux ...
Une sirène (segment "L'île aux sirènes") (as Hedwige Thabuis)
Just Jaeckin ...
Un marin (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Jean-Michel Ribes ...
Un marin (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Hiroshi Mikami ...
Akira adolescent (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Takeshi Wakamatsu ...
Akira adulte (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Keiko Niitaka ...
La mère (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Jûzô Itami ...
(segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Florence Delay ...
Narrator (segment "Kusa-Meikyu") (voice)
Hiromi Kawai ...
(segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Marie-Catherine Conti ...
La jeune femme (segment "L'armoire")
Yves-Marie Maurin ...
Le client (segment "L'armoire") (as Yves-Marie)
Edit

Storyline

Three stories. A solitary sailor falls from his boat and washes ashore on a tropical island. While seeking rescue, he's found by a nearly naked woman who is playful and compliant. He decides to erase his signs of distress and remain on the island. What awaits? In the second, an adolescent searches for the words of a nursery rime he remembers bits of. His journey takes him into dreams, sexual awakening, and Oedipal fantasy. Third, a man of wealth in late-nineteenth century Paris hires a prostitute for the night. She's also cabaret performer and takes him to her room. He fears he's about to be robbed. What's her secret? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

27 June 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Colecciones privadas  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited from L'armoire (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fascinating erotic trilogy
11 October 2012 | by (Deutschland) – See all my reviews

Three short films from three of the most prolific directors of erotic and surreal films of the 1970's are brought together in this very entertaining film. Just Jaeckin offers a story set on a tropical island, concerning a Frenchman washed ashore, who discovers it to be inhabited by some exotic native girls, who are more than what they appear to be. In short, one man's ultimate fantasy becomes his ultimate nightmare. The iconic Laura Gemser is featured as one of the girls, who are half naked throughout the film, in true Just Jaeckin style. The second story comes from the legendary Japan art house filmmaker Shuji Terayama; his "Grass Labyrinth" is presented here, only for this feature it comes with a French narration, a woman who speaks over the voices of the Japanese actors. It would have been a better choice to just keep this film's original language with subtitles, but after a while the narration isn't so intrusive. The cinematography in this segment is outrageously surreal and beautiful; a true example of cinema as art. It should be mentioned that this version is not marred by optical fogging of the male nudity, as is the original Japanese version. The third entry, from another iconic filmmaker, Walerian Borowczyk, concerns a wealthy Parisian man who goes to a Cabarat bar and becomes intrigued by a beautiful prostitute there. he pays her to spend the entire night with him and a very interesting evening ensues. this segment features the exquisite photography that is pure Borowczyk in style and content. The three films, though all radically different, share a common theme of sexuality, although nothing here is particularly graphic. This is more art-house than grind house, which might disappoint some viewers. A very enjoyable film, and a nice introduction to three of the biggest names in 70's erotica. Recommended.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?