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In Praise of Older Women (1978)

Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a ... See full summary »

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George Kaczender

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Stephen Vizinczey (novel), Paul Gottlieb (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Andras Vayda
Karen Black ... Maya
Susan Strasberg ... Bobbie
Helen Shaver ... Ann MacDonald
Marilyn Lightstone ... Klari
Alexandra Stewart ... Paula
Marianne McIsaac Marianne McIsaac ... Julika
Alberta Watson ... Mitzi
Ian Tracey ... Andras Vayda Jr.
Monique Lepage ... The Countess
Louise Marleau ... Woman in Elevator
Jill Frappier ... Lady Teacher
Mignon Elkins Mignon Elkins ... Mother Vayda
Joan Stuart Joan Stuart ... Aunt Alice
John Bayliss John Bayliss ... Glen MacDonald
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Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a married women in her thirties, who tutors him in the lessons of love and romance. Maya is only the first of many mature women that Andras will meet through his teenage and young adult life. Written by alfiehitchie

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 September 1978 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Donna è meraviglia See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Karen Black was a late replacement for Bibi Andersson. See more »

Alternate Versions

CBS edited 27 minutes from this film for its 1981 network television premiere. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Bon Voyage Mes Amours
Written by Georges Dor
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A guilty pleasure.
3 December 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Like someone else on this page has already said, this movie should not be approached as a serious period piece, but as a soft-core porn flick. The vapid characters have been stripped of all human dimensions except their sex drive. You kind of wonder when exactly Tom Berenger's character found the time to become a philosophy professor, since we almost always see him in a horizontal position, if you know what I mean. But nobody can deny that the film does have some genuinely erotic moments (Susan Strasberg steals the show in that department, as the always "hungry for more" Bobbie). (**)


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