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Emmanuelle IV (1984)

In order to escape from her former lover Marc, Sylvia goes to Brazil where Dr. Santamo transforms her into the beautiful Emmanuelle. With this new identity comes a sexual awakening which is... See full summary »

Directors:

Francis Leroi, Iris Letans (uncredited)

Writers:

Emmanuelle Arsan (novel), Francis Leroi (scenario) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Kristel ... Sylvia
Mia Nygren Mia Nygren ... Emmanuelle IV
Patrick Bauchau ... Marc
Deborah Power Deborah Power ... Dona
Sophie Berger Sophie Berger ... Maria
Gérard Dimiglio Gérard Dimiglio ... Rodrigo (as Gerard Dimiglio)
Sonja Martin Sonja Martin ... Suzanna (as Sonia Martin)
Christian Marquand ... Docteur Santano (as Christian Marquant)
Marilyn Jess Marilyn Jess ... Nadine (as Dominique Troyes)
Isabelle Estelle Isabelle Estelle ... Secrétaire Marc
Christoph Clark ... Alfredo (as Gilbert Grosso)
Gérard-Antoine Huart Gérard-Antoine Huart ... Nelson (as Gerard Antoine Huart)
David Jalil David Jalil ... Le bel homme
Fabrice Luchini ... Oswaldo (as Fabrice Lucchini)
Xavier Fultot Xavier Fultot ... Le jeune violeur
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In order to escape from her former lover Marc, Sylvia goes to Brazil where Dr. Santamo transforms her into the beautiful Emmanuelle. With this new identity comes a sexual awakening which is complicated by her memories of Marc. As with other entries in this series, the plot twists provide ample opportunities to expose the characters. Written by Eric Conrad <econrad@magnus.ohio-state.edu>

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The erotic masterpiece See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The original French version of the film was shot and released in ArriVision 3-D, but new scenes were shot for the US version in StereoVision 3-D and composited into the American print. See more »

Quotes

Emmanuelle IV: But is love still love when you can measure it?
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Alternate Versions

The original French version of the film was shot and released in ArriVision 3D, but new scenes were shot for the US version in StereoVision 3D and composed into the American print. See more »

Connections

Followed by Emmanuelle 6 (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am Manuela
Written by Michel Magne
Sung by Brian Chelminski
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More erratic than erotic
5 February 2000 | by Dodger-9See all my reviews

Oh dear. In a film series as bad as this it's hard to know where to rate it. If you like watching travel shows then this movie will be right up your street but if you're in search of a little erotic entertainment then forget it.

In a desperate attempt to reinvigorate the franchise, original Emmanuelle Sylvia Kristel decides to have a spot of plastic surgery and, hey, what do you know, she ends up looking like a woman 10 years her junior. Alas, the newcomer has half as much charisma although continuity is retained by her ability to drop her clothes at the drop of a hat.

Chances are you'll be watching this on video as the prospect of watching it on TV is too hideous a thought to bear so after about five minutes with your finger on the fast forward button, there's a little soft core action executed with all the passion of a director in a coma.

The movie is laid out across several days in 1983. Why we need to know the dates is a mystery as this is hardly in the realms of Se7en for attention-grabbing yet episodic drama.

Needless to say, all the girls present are gorgeous and most of the blokes look as ugly as sin.

After a slow start, there's much kit offery for the duration and symbolism is rife for those who like that sort of thing. As the eponymous nymphomaniac takes her latest flame off into the jungle, we see a snake in the grass.

Is this the garden of eden, a place of temptation or just a snake? You decide - if you can be bothered.

The movie does at least boast one hilarious line of dialogue: "Women are like mud," suggests Emmy in perhaps not the greatest analogy ever heard in a movie.

The music is dreadful - pure 1970 and for fans of the series, there is at least the reappearance of that famous wicker chair, an inanimate character far more endearing than any of the kit- free cast.

Watch it with the sound off if you like and take in the okay scenery as this erratic rather than erotic tale unfolds. Stick a CD on and better still, have a few mates round and come up with your own dialogue.

It's a lot more fun than having to put up with the poor excuse for a script on offer here.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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