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Walerian Borowczyk (segment)
Kyoka Izumi (novel) (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
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27 June 1979 (France) See more »
Three stories. A solitary sailor falls from his boat and washes ashore on a tropical island. While seeking rescue... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Roland Blanche ... Benoît (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Laura Gemser ... Une sirène (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)
Isabelle Jeannette ... Une danseuse (segment "L'armoire")
Michel Lévy ... (segment "L'armoire")
Alice Deneige ... La vieille cantatrice (segment "L'armoire")
Louis Lalanne ... (segment "L'armoire")
Rosette ... Une danseuse (segment "L'armoire")(segment "L'armoire") (as Françoise Quéré)
Laurence Caubet ... Une danseuse (segment "L'armoire")(segment "L'armoire")
Sophie Blanchard ... Une danseuse (segment "L'armoire")(segment "L'armoire")
Brahim Bouillon ... (segment "L'armoire")
Louis Colla ... (segment "L'armoire") (as Louis-Michel Colla)
Jean Rios ... L'enfant (segment "L'armoire")
Hubert Lassiat ... Le vieil homme (segment "L'armoire")
Régis Le Rohellec ... (segment "L'armoire")
Ari Arcadi ... (segment "L'armoire")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Pierre Rambal ... Un spectateur de la revue (segment "L'armoire") (uncredited)

Directed by
Walerian Borowczyk (segment "L'armoire")
Just Jaeckin (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Shûji Terayama (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Walerian Borowczyk  segment "L'armoire"
Guy de Maupassant  short story (segment "L'armoire")
Kyoka Izumi  novel (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Rio Kishida  segment "Kusa-Meikyu"
Jean-Michel Ribes  segment L'île aux sirènes
Shûji Terayama  segment "Kusa-Meikyu"

Produced by
Pierre Braunberger .... producer
Jean-Paul De Vidas .... executive producer
Original Music by
Pierre Bachelet (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Carlo Rustichelli (segment "L'armoire")
J.A. Seazer (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Cinematography by
Robert Fraisse (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Tatsuo Suzuki (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Noël Véry (segment "L'armoire")
Film Editing by
Michèle Amsellem (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Khadicha Bariha (segment "L'armoire")
Michèle Boëhm (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Tomoyo Oshima (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Costume Design by
Piet Bolscher (segment "L'armoire")
Zorica Lozic (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Makeup Department
Marc Blanchard .... makeup artist (segment "L'armoire")
Koji Takemura .... makeup artist (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Production Management
Gisèle Braunberger .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christophe Smith .... assistant director (segment "L'armoire")
Shinji Sômai .... assistant director (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Sound Department
Joël Beldent .... sound mixer (segment "L'armoire")
Katsuhide Kimura .... sound (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Jean-Charles Ruault .... sound (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Claude Villand .... sound mixer (segment "L'île aux sirènes") (as Claude Villan)
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Canfrère .... assistant camera (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
Nobutaka Kotake .... key grip (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Jean-Pierre Platel .... assistant camera (segment "L'armoire")
Bernard Ramel .... key grip (segment "L'armoire")
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Mallinson .... assistant costume designer (segment "L'armoire")
Editorial Department
Hamida Mekki .... assistant editor (segment "L'armoire")
Other crew
Véronique Cadet .... script supervisor (segment "L'armoire")
Dominique Duvergé .... collaborator (segment "L'armoire")
Marcelle Héron .... production administrator (segment "L'armoire")
Henrikku Morisaki .... script supervisor (segment "Kusa-Meikyu")
Jean-François Pignard .... production administrator (segment "L'armoire")

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Also Known As:
"Collections privées" - France (original title)
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USA:103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (2008) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1980) | Netherlands:16 (2008)

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fair, 10 August 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Private Collections (1979)

** (out of 4)

Three erotic film directors come together to make an anthology and like most films of this type the end results are rather mixed. Jaeckin's "Island of the Sirens" borrows heavily from the Robinson Cursoe story and has a sailor fall off his boat and wash up on what he thinks is a deserted island. Within days he comes across a beautiful woman (Laura Gemser) and her sisters. At first it's all pleasure with non-stop sex and food but then the sisters change form. Terayama's "The Glass Labyrinth" has a young man searching for a missing part of his childhood, which centered an a poem his mother told him about a nymph who lost her mind while waiting for her true love. Borowczyk's tale centers on a lonely man who walks into a brothel and offers a woman twice her salary if she's stay the night with him so that he can forget his loneliness. All three stories contain high and lows but in the end the film is just too uneven to really work. If someone put a gun to my head and told me to pick the best one then I'd go with the first story since it does have a little charm, non-stop nudity and a rather funny ending, which seems to have been influenced by Joe D'Amato. Not to mention we get Gemser and a very nice and erotic scene by a waterfall. The second story is perhaps the weakest because it tries so much in its running time and the final project just becomes confusing and really doesn't make too much sense. Borowczyk's story comes last and that's probably a good thing because I think a lot of people will enjoy it the least. There really isn't too much nudity and the film is overly talky with some no-so-good dialogue. There's a twist in the film but I'm sure most will pick up on it rather early. The cinematography in this episode really sticks out as does the handsome costume design.

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