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The Image (1975)

Jean becomes interested in friend Claire's kinky sex with slave Anne.

Director:

Radley Metzger

Writers:

Radley Metzger (screenplay) (as Jake Barnes), Catherine Robbe-Grillet (novel) (as Jean de Berg)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Mendum ... Anne / model
Carl Parker Carl Parker ... Jean / writer
Marilyn Roberts ... Claire / Jean's former affair
Valerie Marron Valerie Marron ... Salesgirl (as Yvette Hiver)
Michelle Vence Michelle Vence
Estelle McNalley Estelle McNalley
Nicole Rochambeau Nicole Rochambeau
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Storyline

Jean discovers that Anne cannot get enough of being humiliated by her mistress, Claire. Gentleman that he is, he decides to partake in the activities. Ultimately, Claire surrenders to him as well. Written by Manfred Gluck

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Beyond The Story of O!

Genres:

Adult | Drama

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 September 1975 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

L'image See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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After Anne breaks the bottle, moments later she walks on the floor barefoot and no one has cleaned up the broken glass. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Savage Vengeance (2007) See more »

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The Image
17 May 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Image (1975)

*** (out of 4)

Jean (Carl Parker) runs into an old friend (Marilyn Roberts) at a party and soon she's teaching him about her slave Anne (Rebecca Brooke) and before long both are taking part in the S&M practices. Radley Metzger's erotic film isn't going to be for everyone but those who enjoy watching these older adult movies should find this one here to have quite a few good touches. Metzger would push the hardcore genre more mainstream a couple years later with THE OPENING OF MISTY BEETHOVER and while this film here isn't nearly as good you can still see the blossoming of the young director as he was experimenting with more erotic films. I think the best thing about this movie is the direction by Metzger because he certainly isn't just trying to deliver some sort of bump and grind movie and instead he's pushing something more classy. Now I'm not going to sit here as some sort of snob and say this is better than your typical porn movie because it isn't. Those mindless sex pictures serve their purpose and I think a film like this one has its own purpose so comparing the two or ripping one while praising the other would be pointless. There's no doubt that this movie is extremely well made and there's a certain craft and style to appreciate. This is especially true with the editing, which really takes the movie to a whole new level. The way the sex scenes were edited gave them a certain atmosphere and really made you feel the dirty, erotic sense to all of it. The three actors all do fine work with their roles but it's doubtful people are coming to this for performances. I'm sure some might find some sort of message but to me THE IMAGE was simply a well-made porn film and there's nothing wrong with that.


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