Young Helene Junot witnesses the death of her mother at the hands of Nazis. Separated from her brother, Edmund, by the war, Helene goes to work at the chateau of the Count De Ville. There ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Joan Collins ...  Helene Junot 3 episodes, 1986
Jean-Pierre Aumont ...  Count De Ville 3 episodes, 1986
Marisa Berenson ...  Luba Tcherina 3 episodes, 1986
Steven Berkoff ...  Karl Von Eiderfeld 3 episodes, 1986
Joseph Bologna ...  Steve Bryant 3 episodes, 1986
Elizabeth Bourgine ...  Jeanne 3 episodes, 1986
Judi Bowker ...  Natalie Junot 3 episodes, 1986
Capucine ...  Odile 3 episodes, 1986
Neil Dickson ...  Hubert De Ville 3 episodes, 1986
James Farentino ...  David Westfield 3 episodes, 1986
Paul Freeman ...  Mueller 3 episodes, 1986
Arielle Dombasle ...  Jacqueline Gore 3 episodes, 1986
Allen Garfield ...  Adam Gore 3 episodes, 1986
Giancarlo Giannini ...  Marcello D'itri 3 episodes, 1986
Lauren Hutton ...  ZZ Bryant 3 episodes, 1986
Gene Kelly ...  Eric Hovland 3 episodes, 1986
Catherine Mary Stewart ...  Young Helene 3 episodes, 1986
William Allen Young ...  Jacques Danvers 3 episodes, 1986
Timothy Dalton ...  Edmund Junot 3 episodes, 1986
Féodor Atkine ...  Chameleon 3 episodes, 1986
Faith Brook ...  Julie Westfield 3 episodes, 1986
John McEnery ...  Defense Lawyer 3 episodes, 1986
Régine ...  Madame Liu 3 episodes, 1986
Alexandra Stewart ...  Countess 3 episodes, 1986
Peter Vaughan ...  Chief Prosecutor 3 episodes, 1986
Michael Morris Michael Morris ...  Wade 2 episodes, 1986
Brigitte Kahn Brigitte Kahn ...  Von Eiderfeld's Assistant 2 episodes, 1986
Viviane Ventura ...  Odette 2 episodes, 1986
Claude Villers Claude Villers ...  Skouri 2 episodes, 1986
Elisabeth Mortensen Elisabeth Mortensen ...  Frau Eiderfeld 2 episodes, 1986
Fanny Mousseau Fanny Mousseau ...  Model 1 2 episodes, 1986
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Young Helene Junot witnesses the death of her mother at the hands of Nazis. Separated from her brother, Edmund, by the war, Helene goes to work at the chateau of the Count De Ville. There she falls in love with his son, to the Count's objection. She leaves for Paris where she becomes a fashion model and moves up the ladder of success, even becoming the mistress of her former employer. As she builds a magazine empire, Helene looks for her lost brother and seeks justice for her family. Along the way, she makes many enemies who band together to destroy her. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sins See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Collins' eighty-five costume changes set a record for most costume changes in one production. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ron Reagan/The Nelsons (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard To Be Tender
(Title Song)
Performed by Carly Simon
Music by Francis Lai
Lyrics by Carly Simon & Jacob Brackman
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SINS- This Sins is Good for the Soul ****
12 February 2007 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Fabulous made for television movie of 1986 with Joan Collins starring as a woman who survived the Nazi horror in France only to come face to face with more brutality in the United States years later.

With a terrific supporting cast, the story traces Ms. Collins from a young girl who loses a younger sister and her parents in the Nazi horror and finds her brother, very well played by Timothy Dalton in a catatonic state.

In America, they find wealth along the way with all its glamor. Nevertheless, she makes enemies with a number of people who swear vengeance against her. Leading the pact is Steven Berkoff in another absolutely brilliant performance as her Nazi tormentor, who killed her mother and is sentenced to life in prison. Due to his connections, he is released from prison only to pursue Collins and Dalton, planning financial ruin for them both. His only opposition is when 2 of the conspirators want her death instead.

For the ladies, there are plenty of gorgeous fashions as Collins and Dalton lead a fashion magazine.

There is plenty of action along the way.

Neil Dickson is highly effective as Hubert, who loved Collins after the war only to be usurped by his father, a rather engaging but vicious Jean Pierre Aumont.

A very highly recommended mini-series. "Sins" was nominated for best mini-series of 1986 but lost the Emmy to "Peter The Great." We really need to examine that.


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