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Eugenie (1970)

De Sade 70 (original title)
X | | Drama, Horror | March 1970 (Spain)
An innocent girl goes to spend the weekend on an island with a woman and her brother, but soon she finds herself entangled in a web of dream-like sexual experiments.


Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)


Harry Alan Towers (as Peter Welbeck)




Cast overview:
Maria Rohm ... Madame Saint Ange
Marie Liljedahl ... Eugenie
Jack Taylor ... Mirvel
Christopher Lee ... Dolmance
Paul Muller ... Mistival
María Luisa Ponte ... Madame Mistival (as Ingrid Swenson)
Anney Kablan Anney Kablan ... Augustin (as Kaplan)
Uta Dahlberg Uta Dahlberg ... Therese


Mme. de St. Ange reads Marquis de Sade's Philosophy in her boudoir and fantasizes about its excessive content. She has sex with Mistival in exchange for permission to take his lovely teenage daughter Eugenie to her vacation island. Eugenie was educated in a convent and sexually inexperienced. When she arrives, she and her step brother and lover, Mirvel seduce her into joining their bizarre sexual role-playing. A party follows, during which Eugenie is drugged and forced to submit to sadomasochistic games directed by Dolmance and his oddly-dressed followers. When she awakens from her stupor, however, Eugenie finds that the games have turned to murder.

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Eugenie: Can't you leave me alone? Questions, questions, all the time. I can't meet anybody, go anywhere, do anything, without you wanting to know everything! I'm old enough to do what I want to when I please!
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Beautifully made
11 January 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

It seems I thought even more of this when first seen and I felt it, 'Absolutely sublime.' and 'Faultless' but now I feel maybe 'Venus in Furs' is even better. Beautifully made with sumptuous set design and costumerie and performances including a menacing one from Jack Taylor, are all fine. Featuring one of Bruno Nicolai's better scores this maintains an eerie sexiness throughout and thanks to Christopher Lees' central performance as narrator/De Sade all is most satisfactory. I think on this second viewing I was left feeling that it could either have been a little tougher and/or a little sexier but maybe it just caught me in the wrong mood and another viewing will have me purring with delight as before.

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2.35 : 1
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