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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 ... 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)
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")
Kôji 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 »
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Australia:R18+ (2008) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1980) | Netherlands:16 (2008)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating erotic trilogy, 11 October 2012
Author: Falconeer from Deutschland

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.

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