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The Story of O (1975)

Histoire d'O (original title)
NC-17 | | Drama | 14 November 1975 (USA)
The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion. Rene discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O... See full summary »

Director:

Just Jaeckin

Writers:

Dominique Aury (novel) (as Pauline Réage), Sébastien Japrisot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corinne Cléry ... O
Udo Kier ... Rene
Anthony Steel ... Sir Stephen
Jean Gaven ... Pierre
Christiane Minazzoli Christiane Minazzoli ... Anne-Marie
Martine Kelly Martine Kelly ... Therese
Jean-Pierre Andréani Jean-Pierre Andréani ... Eric, master II
Gabriel Cattand Gabriel Cattand ... The commander
Li Sellgren Li Sellgren ... Jacqueline (a model)
Albane Navizet Albane Navizet ... Andree
Nadine Perles Nadine Perles ... Jeanne
Laure Moutoussamy Laure Moutoussamy ... Norah, the maid
Henri Piégay Henri Piégay ... Master I
Alain Noury ... Ivan
Florence Cayrol Florence Cayrol ... Yvonne (as Jehanne Blaise)
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Storyline

The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion. Rene discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O to his step-brother, Sir Stephen... Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Taglines:

"O" is the mistress of all mistresses. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for sexual content. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | West Germany | Canada

Language:

French | English | Polish

Release Date:

14 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2000 uncut re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of O was offered to Brigitte Fossey. She had an interview with Just Jaeckin but declined because of strong nudity. See more »

Goofs

Most of the times that O's being whipped, there is no sound of the whip hitting her body. See more »

Quotes

Sir Stephen: I've seen no one, not even René, take you. It doesn't mean that you'll never give yourself to a stranger in front of him who loves you.
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Alternate Versions

The Story of O was initially banned in the UK in 1975, but cinema and video/DVD releases were passed by the British Board of Film Classification in 2000. The censors themselves did not make any cuts to this dubbed version, but around 8 minutes of non-sexual narrative scenes were removed by the director for pacing reasons. The fully uncut, subtitled version has played in the UK on the subscription channel FilmFour. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Devil Thumbs a Ride (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

O' Comme Alice
Written and Performed by Pierre Bachelet
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Probably the best erotic film I have ever seen
6 April 2000 | by cwtavernerSee all my reviews

I caught this film on a German satellite channel a few months ago. The locations and characters are sophisticated (no tattoos body piercing or lewd behaviour). There is a story line but the way in this is filmed is incredibly stunning and highly erotic. Corinne Clery a remarkably beautiful women, must be very pleased at the Playboy quality of the production. I rate this in the top 5 of any erotic film I have ever seen and recommend you to buy a copy if you can find one to keep. This is the benchmark against which all directors of this film genre should aspire to.


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