16 user 2 critic

Boarding School (1978)

Leidenschaftliche Blümchen (original title)
R | | Comedy | 4 November 1983 (USA)
This film tells the story about a group of girls at an exclusive German girls boarding school. Across the lake is an exclusive boys boarding school...


André Farwagi


Paul Nicholas (screenplay) (as Paul Nicolas), Laura Black (novel) (as Rosalind Erskine)

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Stuck in a dysfunctional marriage, a middle-aged architect has a chance encounter with an alluring student, and begin seeing each other. He wants to be loved; she needs a meaningful relationship; however, could he be her missing father?

Director: Alberto Lattuada
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Nastassja Kinski, Francisco Rabal
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1925 Paris, the Colonel kidnaps unhappy or abandoned boys, providing them and his wife with comfort and joy in his rich mansion. Then things become complicated when he adopts a girl.

Director: Christian de Chalonge
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ángela Molina, Michel Piccoli
Adieu, mon ami (TV Movie 1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Germany, WWII: 10-year old Dagmar has just lost her beloved twin brother Doug and her family through a bomb attack. Together with a young girl who worked in the bakery of Dagmar's parents ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Peter Wirth
Stars: Constanze Engelbrecht, Julie Engelbrecht, Hans Kremer
Mimi (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The fifteen year-old Maria "Mimmina" Luiza leaves the boarding school in Genève to stay in the Bechten Hotel nursing her father, the widower writer Guido, who is paralyzed by rheumatism. ... See full summary »

Director: Florestano Vancini
Stars: Franco Nero, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Lara Wendel
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.

Director: Peter Sykes
Stars: Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman
Badhuset (1989)
Short | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Set in the WWII era, the story tells of a boy in a small village who befriends three girls around his age. One day he discovers a young couple sneaking into an old and cracked bathing shack... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo V. Racana
Stars: David Blom, Sara Alström, Maria von Bredow
L'alba (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Karen arrives at hotel room no.772: she has a huge amount of bags and suitcases and she decided to leave behind her previous life and to meet Massimo, a man she met long time ago.

Director: Francesco Maselli
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Massimo Dapporto
La bionda (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young shy man (Tommaso) runs down a blond girl (Christine) with his car. Next day he finds her waiting for him at his apartment door. She asks him for help, as she has amnesia and can't ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Rubini
Stars: Sergio Rubini, Nastassja Kinski, Ennio Fantastichini
Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Chronicles the illustrious 19th-century love affair between composer Robert Schumann and pianist Claire Weick.

Director: Peter Schamoni
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Herbert Grönemeyer, Rolf Hoppe
Wrong Move (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A writer goes on a road trip across West Germany with a group of eclectic people he meets along the way.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Schygulla, Hans Christian Blech
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

During rehearsals for a school performance, a group of students discusses whether sex and love belong together, and whether both together in a relationship is possible.

Director: Walter Boos
Stars: Katja Bienert, Manuela Kohlhofer, Sylvia Engelmann
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A single mum takes her daughter on holiday to a nudist camp

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Stars: Lesley Nightingale, James Larkin, Isabella Nightingale


Cast overview, first billed only:
Nastassja Kinski ... Deborah Collins
Gerry Sundquist ... Frederick Irving Benjamin Sinclair
Stefano D'Amato Stefano D'Amato ... Plumpudding
Gabriele Blum Gabriele Blum ... Cordelia
Sean Chapman ... Rodney
Véronique Delbourg Véronique Delbourg ... Marie-Louise
Nigel Greaves Nigel Greaves ... Carlos
Marion Kracht Marion Kracht ... Jane
A.Z. Markus A.Z. Markus
Carolin Ohrner ... Gabi
Kurt Raab ... Fletcher
Peter Schmidt Pawloff Peter Schmidt Pawloff ... John
Fabiana Udenio ... Gina
Alwy Becker Alwy Becker
Alexandra Bogojevic Alexandra Bogojevic


This film tells the story about a group of girls at an exclusive German girls boarding school. Across the lake is an exclusive boys boarding school... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »



West Germany



Release Date:

4 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Preppy School Girls See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,004, 6 November 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The film takes place in the 1950s, yet the girls dance and hula-hoop to a 1968 recording of Bill Haley's "Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie." See more »


Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »


See You Later Alligator
Written by Robert Charles Guidry
Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets (as Bill Haley & His Comets)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not a great movie, but fun.
6 October 2011 | by xenophile2002See all my reviews

The movie is one of those soft-core European things, and nobody would remember it today if it weren't for the fact that Nastassja Kinski is the star. The film was originally released in West Germany as Leidenschaftliche Blümchen, and has been shown under such titles as Passion Flower Hotel, Pretty School Girls, and Boarding School, which is how it is listed at IMDb and is the title it had when I saw it on late-night Cinemax (or was it Showtime? HBO?) back in the late 80s. Also has Fabiana Udenio who played "Alotta Fagina" in the first Austin Powers movie.

In this movie, a group of students at an exclusive girls' boarding school become prostitutes. Well, sort of. They all want to lose their virginity, and when the new girl (Kinski) shows up and she isn't a virgin, she becomes the ringleader. She doesn't bother to tell them that her vast sexual experience consists of one, count it one time.

There is a boys' school on the other side of the lake. Instead of doing the logical thing, i.e. contacting the boys to let them know that there is a near-by bevy of virgins in desperate need of deflowering, they decide they have to present themselves to the boys as being very experienced indeed, all of them. And who is more sexually experienced than a prostitute? So prostitutes they become, designating the boathouse as their brothel and buying lingerie and lanterns and costumes and such. The only reason they charge any money is because they'd be rather unconvincing prostitutes if they didn't.

It all sounds very naughty, and the fact that the opening shot is of a barely-legal teenage tit doesn't make it seem any less so. But the movie is more sweet and funny than sleazy, and one can't help but chuckle at how difficult it is for anybody to get laid when everybody is so very, very willing. It is available on DVD in a package deal called "Hollywood Hotties," paired with Kill Cruise and Choices, two other movies nobody would remember if not for their soon-to-be-famous stars (Elizabeth Hurley and Demi Moore, respectively). Fabiana Udenio was about fourteen when Boarding School was made, but she stays covered up enough… just enough.

One thing I find interesting is that the girls become prostitutes not because they want the *money,* but because they want the *status.* Not as much nudity as I remember; I guess I was easier to impress at nineteen.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed