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La Bonzesse (1974)

A student of philosophy and a quest for the absolute, Beatrice left her family and the province to study in Paris. One day, out of boredom and desire for freedom, she goes to a brothel in a... See full summary »

Director:

François Jouffa

Writers:

Jean-Pierre Gambert (scenario and dialogue), François Jouffa (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvie Matton Sylvie Matton ... Béatrice / Julie (as Sylvie Meyer)
Bernard Verley ... Jean-Pierre / Béatrice's lover
Olga Valéry Olga Valéry ... Mme Renée / Brothel madam
Christine Aurel Christine Aurel ... Martine / Gerard's wife
Betty Berr Betty Berr ... Nadine / Prostitute (as Betty Beer)
Féodor Atkine ... Gérard / Martine's husband
Luce Berthommé Luce Berthommé ... Danièle (as Luce Berthomé)
Nicole Cavalier Nicole Cavalier
Gillian Gill Gillian Gill ... Mme Raymonde la lingère / the seamstress (as Gilliane)
Gisèle Grimm Gisèle Grimm ... L'amie de la mère / mother's friend
Karin Meier Karin Meier ... Maria / Prostitute (as Karine Meier)
Karine Jeantet Karine Jeantet ... Cécile / Prostitute
Jacqueline Laurent Jacqueline Laurent ... Myriam
Francine Hébert Francine Hébert
Doris Thomas Doris Thomas ... Nicole
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A student of philosophy and a quest for the absolute, Beatrice left her family and the province to study in Paris. One day, out of boredom and desire for freedom, she goes to a brothel in a discreet apartment to explore the art of sexuality. Charming with her slender figure and her ingenuous look, Madame Renée immediately hires her. Under the name of Julie, she prostitutes herself and sells herself to wealthy men. She meets more diverse customers: diplomats, bishops, fathers of families dissatisfied with their wives or fetishists including a man who disguises himself as a crocodile to sleep with her. She falls in love with one of them, a certain Jean-François, to the point of settling at home but he is frigid and avoids sexual relations. Frustrated, she goes back to Mrs. Renée, then settles in a threesome with her friend Martine and her husband, Gerard. But, tired of this life of debauchery in this brothel of luxury and attracted by Eastern philosophy, she decides to leave everything ...

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Italian censorship visa # 71145 delivered on 24 November 1977. See more »

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Referenced in Sex o no sex (1974) See more »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 May 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beatrix - La schiava del sesso See more »

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Labrador Films, Unité Un See more »
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Mono

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Color
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