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The French Woman (1977)

Madame Claude (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | August 1979 (USA)
Based on a true story. Madame Claude, a well connected Parisienne with dark past, runs a network of high-class call girls. She sends her girls to any place in the world to satisfy sexual ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Madame Claude
... Elizabeth
... David Evans
... Alexander Zakis
... Anne-Marie (as Vibeke Knudsen)
... Pierre
... Howard
... Gustave Lucas
André Falcon ... Paul
François Perrot ... Lefevre
... Hugo
Roland Bertin ... Soulier
... Smith
Karl Held ... Stanfield
Ylva Setterborg ... Jill
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Based on a true story. Madame Claude, a well connected Parisienne with dark past, runs a network of high-class call girls. She sends her girls to any place in the world to satisfy sexual desires of wealthy and powerful men. Claude's manipulations also involve big business and politics. Meanwhile, photographer David Evans is trying to clear his own criminal record by providing the authorities with pictures of Claude's girls with important clients in compromising positions. But powerful men can do anything to keep their secrets... Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Comedy | Drama

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[Running in the woods.]
David Evans: Where are you? I want to see my executioner! I'm innocent! I'm a nobody! Why kill me? Why kill me? Why don't you speak? Go ahead!
[He's shot and falls, looking up, smiling.]
David Evans: That's strange. I hear the rain.
[Laughs.]
David Evans: But I can't... feel it.
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Passage A Tabacco
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Arranged and Performed by Jean-Pierre Sabar Et Son Orchestre
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Nice 70's Drama/Porno flick.
11 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's more than just a French soft porn flick. There's an intriguing complicated plot involving Washington, Paris, spies, the "Lockheed Scandal", the CIA, etc. It has a nostalgic feeling of the 1970's, the same way "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" brings you to the 60's. Officially, Fabian is Madame Claude, the owner of a Parisian modeling agency. It is an open secret, however, that her operation actually traffics in expensive call girls for the wealthy and powerful. Some of these girls will undergo blackmail, because David, photographer of trade, has images of these Johns in compromising positions. An awesome erotic film that shows all the actresses on different stages of undress. One of the greatest sex scenes ever taking place early on in a hot tub.


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