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Black Emanuelle (1975)

Emanuelle nera (original title)
X | | Drama | October 1976 (USA)
While on assignment in Nairobi, a photojournalist questions her racial and sexual identity when she engages in affairs with her wealthy hosts.

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Bitto Albertini (as Albert Thomas)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Laura Gemser ... Mae Jordan / Emanuelle (as Emanuelle)
Karin Schubert ... Ann Danieli
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Gianni Danieli
Isabelle Marchall Isabelle Marchall ... Gloria Clifton
Gabriele Tinti ... Richard Clifton
Don Powell Don Powell ... Professor Kamau
Venantino Venantini ... William Meredith
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Storyline

In her first onscreen adventure, journalist/photographer Mae Jordan (known to her readers as "Emanuelle") travels to Africa on assignment. Questions of her own racial and sexual identity come to a head as she observes the troubled marriage of her hosts, Ann and Gianni Danieli. Matters are complicated further when Emanuelle finds herself in affairs with both of them, after which she flees Africa, only to be persued by Gianni, who had earlier rejected her and ridiculed her advances. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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No one is ever the same after Black Emanuelle. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emanuelle's Holiday See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On original advertising art as well as on original prints of the film, Laura Gemser is credited simply as "Emanuelle," rather than by her own name. See more »

Goofs

There are obvious body doubles during the hardcore scenes. See more »

Quotes

[Gianni tries to kiss Emanuelle, but she stops him]
Emanuelle: Isn't there anything to drink? You Italians don't beat around the bush - normally, when a man invites a girl over, he offers her a drink, and... then, they talk a bit, and then they make love.
Gianni Danieli: You're right.
[he gets up, but Emanuelle pulls him back to the bed]
Emanuelle: Idiot, it's you I want to drink.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and 1987 video versions were cut by 1 min 28 secs by the BBFC and the 1995 Lumiere video featured the same cut version but lost a further 30 secs due to additional shots being visible in the widescreen print. For the 2008 Optimum DVD the full hardcore print was submitted but the distributors chose an 18 certificate, leading to 6 shots of graphic sex (totalling 1 min 39 secs) being removed by the BBFC. See more »

Connections

Followed by Emanuelle in America (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Emanuelle
Written by Nico Fidenco
Performed by Bulldog
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I liked this one!!!
13 April 1999 | by DimpleMiSee all my reviews

I loved this movie. Laura Gemser is simply gorgeous and all movies she bares her perfect body in are worth watching, but what I loved about this one in particular were the lesbian scenes with Karin Schubert. It's a very nice contrast between Laura's exotic beauty and Karin's extremely slutty looks. My favorite scene is when Laura waits in the car while Karin goes inside the gas-station and has wild and nasty sex with the black owner...It's great!


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