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What Every Frenchwoman Wants (1986)

Les exploits d'un jeune Don Juan (original title)
A teenager returns home to relax during his summer vacation; however, in a mansion full of women, he will have no other choice but to expand his education in a more titillating way.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Josso Fabrice Josso ... Roger
Claudine Auger ... La mère / The mother
Bérangère Bonvoisin Bérangère Bonvoisin ... Tante / Aunt Marguerite
Serena Grandi ... Ursule / Maid
Marion Peterson ... Kate / the governess
Aurélien Recoing ... Adolphe / Handyman
Rosette ... Helene / Maid
Laurent Spielvogel Laurent Spielvogel ... M. Frank
Alexandra Vandernoot ... Elisa / Roger's elder sister
François Perrot ... Le père / The father
Virginie Ledoyen ... Berthe / Roger's younger sister
Rufus ... Le moine / The monk
Yves Lambrecht Yves Lambrecht ... Roland / Elisa's fiance
Marina Vlady ... Mme Muller
Daniel Langlet Daniel Langlet ... M. Muller
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Roger (Fabrice Josso) is a 16-year-old who seeks to lose his virginity in this softcore erotic drama. His initial efforts are unsuccessful, but World War I breaks out and men are seen marching off to battle. Roger goes overboard when he is presented with several amorous opportunities. He soon impregnates the maid, his aunt, and his sister in quick succession. Roger desperately tries to marry off the women to other men to avoid a lurid scandal. Written by moviezfever

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Un amante de 15 años, en la obra maestra del erotismo, la picardía y la belleza.

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Italian

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6 January 1987 (Italy) See more »

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Italian censorship visa # 81985 delivered on 6 November 1986. See more »

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La mère: [Last Lines] Don't forget! In the city there are many temptations for a young man. Especially in time of war.
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Handsomely produced French sex comedy, starring Serena Grandi
1 March 2007 | by Camera-ObscuraSee all my reviews

EXPLOITS OF A DON JUAN (Gianfranco Mingozzi - France/Italy 1987).

Based on the novel attributed to free-minded Guillaume Appollinaire, probably written around 1910 (he never acknowledged writing it). He became most famous for his recognition of the works of Marquis de Sade in early twentieth-century French literary circles. Just as De Sade's work, most of his own work was banned (and totally obscure) until the late sixties.

Sultrous Italian bombshell Serena Grandi is the main female attraction in this French-Italian sex comedy set during WW I about a 15-year old young man who impregnates three women, including his aunt, while all the men are away in the trenches. Don't look for particularly stunning French beauties here, it's mostly well-rounded, somewhat older, women who awake young Roger's sexual interest, like maids, aunts and farm girls. Delivering this kind of erotic cinema remains largely the exclusive domain of the French. Although directed by Italian Gianfranco Mingozzi, this largely follows this pattern, but at times it's a bit of an odd mix of the more typically French high-brow erotic finesse and more low-brow, perhaps more typically Italian farce or slapstick, but altogether a surprisingly good film. It's well made, shot with relatively large means and good production values and period design, it's actually a very handsome production.

Camera Obscura --- 7/10


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