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Emanuelle nera (1975)

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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A new experience in sensuality. 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

Some versions omit a shot just seconds into the film of a nude woman in a magazine being read by Emanuelle on the airplane. See more »

Connections

Featured in A Hard Look (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Emanuelle
Written by Nico Fidenco
Performed by Bulldog
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Sex on the Serengeti as amorous Asian actress arouses Africa!
11 May 1999 | by dvoxSee all my reviews

Would it be splitting hairs to point out that the Emanuelle in question is not "black" but Indonesian? I suppose it's no more silly or abstract than LL Cool J being Robin Williams' full-blood brother ("Toys"). Sumptuous cinematography, creative carnality, and the gorgeous (Laura) Gemser, pre-empt all political incorrectness. Pedophiliac permutations "pop up" (when a 12-year-old native boy eagerly presents Emanuelle with a phallic "good luck" icon and says "I give it to you!") and are "purged" and pacified when, a short time later, she drinks a strange potion at a ceremony, copulates on the ground with an anonymous, young tribal dancer (in full view of villagers and friends), and realizes she has had meaningless sex (well, duh!). Whatever happened to Laura Gemser's brief foray into straight cinema when she starred with Michael Landon in a 1983 made-for-tv movie? I give this sex-seared safari seven sharp spears, six shrunken skulls, five fat ferrets, and a porn queen in a pear tree!


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