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Valérie (1969)

A seminal Quebec erotic film about a curious girl who leaves her convent to explore the Montréal hippy scene, becomes a prostitute and meets her true love who doesn't know she's a hooker, that started erotic film genre in Canada.

Director:

Denis Héroux

Writers:

John Dunning (scenario), Louis Gauthier (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Ouimet ... Valérie
Guy Godin ... Patrick Vollant - le peintre
Andrée Flamand Andrée Flamand ... Andrée
Kim Wilcox Kim Wilcox ... Kim
Claude Préfontaine ... Le riche playboy
Henri Norbert ... Le millionnaire décadent
Michel Paje ... Le premier client de Valérie
Clémence DesRochers ... La travailleuse sociale
Paul Buissonneau
Yvan Ducharme ... Le gérant du club topless
Luce Triganne Luce Triganne
Pierre Paquette Pierre Paquette ... Un client de Valérie
Gaétan Labrèche ... Un client de Valérie
Georges Carrère
Christian Delmas Christian Delmas ... Le valet du millionnaire décadent
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A seminal Quebec erotic film about a curious girl who leaves her convent to explore the Montréal hippy scene, becomes a prostitute and meets her true love who doesn't know she's a hooker, that started erotic film genre in Canada.

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Drama

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Trivia

-The scenario is credited on screen to Julian Parnelle and Richard Sadler. Julian Parnelle is the pseudonym of André Link and John Dunning. See more »

Connections

Featured in On Screen!: Shivers (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Valérie
Written by Joe Gracy
Performed by Joe Gracy and Paul Piot (as Les Associés)
Sung by Fausto Cigliano
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Not memorable, far from it..... But fun...
28 April 2001 | by Herr NosferatuSee all my reviews

I saw this film numerous times, I can't say its a memorable film, because it isn't. The film is poorly acted and the plot is very lame and predictable.

However, I can't say the film isn't well crafted. Sure, for a comparison with films like Citizen Kane or Vertigo, two films I love and worship as being the best motion pictures of all time, this film REALLY doesn't stand with them. But the fact it's filmed in Black and white gives the film a cool touch of art.

One fun filled fact to the film, the sexy lead actress, Danielle Ouimet.

She creates a good example of the "dumb blond" cliché created not long afterwards....

I loved the music, very precise on the music of the time.... A mix of classical and rock, very interesting.

And, not only is the music interesting. Though the story may be very simple and ordinary, it does present a very accurate look of sexuality in the sixties society and how the sexual revolution was heading on....

A very average film that will most likely be forgotten not long after seeing it, but a fun filled array of music and sexy images.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 May 1969 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Tendre et sensuelle Valérie See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD99,000 (estimated)
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Cinépix See more »
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