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Wicked Memoirs of Eugenie (1980)

Eugenie (Historia de una perversión) (original title)
Eugenie is the capricious daughter of a rich diplomat, living in a seaside resort in Spain. She exhibits her young and splendid body in the beach and night-clubs. She feels an incredible ... See full summary »

Director:

Jesús Franco

Writers:

Jesús Franco, Marquis de Sade (novel)
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Katja Bienert ... Eugenie Tanner
Mabel Escaño Mabel Escaño ... Alba de Rosa
Antonio Mayans ... Alberto de Rosa (as Robert Foster)
Lina Romay ... Sultana (as Candy Coster)
Antonio Rebollo Antonio Rebollo ... Erwin Tanner (as Tony Squios)
Melo Costa Melo Costa ... Walter
María del Carmen González María del Carmen González
Consuelo Tejera Consuelo Tejera
Patricia Quow Patricia Quow
María Encarna Tejera María Encarna Tejera
Maria Luisa Sancho Maria Luisa Sancho
Antonio Ross Antonio Ross ... (as Antonio Ros)
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Eugenie is the capricious daughter of a rich diplomat, living in a seaside resort in Spain. She exhibits her young and splendid body in the beach and night-clubs. She feels an incredible adoration for her father who returns his daughter's passion. Franco impressively delivers themes of eroticism, violence, sadism and nihilism. Written by Artemis-9

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The German version not only removes nearly 30 minutes (mainly plot and character development) but also inserts sex scenes from Triangle of Venus and replaces the original musical score of the Spanish version with a new score by German composer Gerhard Heinz. See more »

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Remake of Eugenie (1970) See more »

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Decent 80's Franco
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Eugenie (Historia de una perversión) (1980)

** (out of 4)

Jess Franco goes the de Sade route again with this film, which is a remake of similar films from 1969 and 1970 (among others). In this version, a perverted couple (Robert Foster, Mabel Escano) stalk a young teenage girl named Eugenie (Katja Bienert) and eventually take her to their island where they try to deflower her. Franco has countless credits to his name and many times he remakes his own films. In some cases, as here, he remakes them several times. I was really looking forward to this film because both earlier versions are among the directors best work but the story here doesn't quite flow as well. The first forty-minutes of the film we see the couple stalking the young girl who is usually walking around totally naked. Franco makes a lot of this very erotic but after a while it grows tiresome and by the time they hit the island, you know where the story is going and the psychedelic sexual scenes come off rather lame whereas in the earlier films they were quite disturbing and freakish. I've never been a fan of Foster so his presence here doesn't do much for me and Escano doesn't work either. Lina Romay plays a sex slave who thinks she's a dog but she doesn't add anything. Katja Bienert is the one who comes off the best but I'm sure many will have a problem with her nudity and sexual situations since, according to the birthdate she gave, she's only fifteen here. Check out Eugenie de Sade and Eugenie...The Story of Her Journey Into Perversion instead as they show Franco, this story and the eroticism at their peak.


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Release Date:

20 February 1981 (Spain) See more »

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