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Sensational Janine (1976)

Josefine Mutzenbacher - Wie sie wirklich war: 1. Teil (original title)
Destined to become a famous madame, a young woman experiences her sexual awakenings.


Hans Billian
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Credited cast:
Patricia Rhomberg Patricia Rhomberg ... Josefine Mutzenbacher
Frithjof Klausen Frithjof Klausen ... Josefine's stepfather
Peter Holzmüller Peter Holzmüller ... Priest
Norbert Schreier Norbert Schreier ... Client in the Opening Scene
Christine Szenetra Christine Szenetra ... Girl in Photography Scene
Edgar Wenzel Edgar Wenzel ... Police Comissioner
Birgit Zamulo Birgit Zamulo ... Marezi / The rich Girl
Linda Rogers Linda Rogers ... (as Linda Rodgers)
Irene Silver Irene Silver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siggi Buchner Siggi Buchner ... Horak
Sepp Gneissl Sepp Gneissl ... Eckhard
Marie-France Morel Marie-France Morel ... Zenzi


Josefine is a Viennese teen very curious of sex. After she is deflowered by the neighbor Frau Reinthaler's lover Horak, she starts a very active sexual life. Following her mother's abrupt demise, a relationship with her stepfather begins. A lodger blackmails the two with the accusation of incest and, revealed as a pimp, he makes Josefine a prostitute. Written by lament

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[first lines]
Josefine Mutzenbacher: I can't help it, if you don't approve me. I know it might be hard to convince you that I was very unsophisticated, when I first begun. It took me some time to get a little famous. It was a long, hard struggle to reach the position I'm in.
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Alternate Versions

The American DVD (released by Caballero) is missing approx. 10 minutes from the original German version. The German DVD (released by Herzog Video) is uncut, but the extra footage is only available in German; an English track is available for the remainder of the film. See more »


Followed by Aus dem Tagebuch der Josefine Mutzenbacher (1981) See more »

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The crème de la crème of adult cinema!
8 September 2008 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

Sensational Janine is a high quality, plot-driven porn film; and it stands head and shoulders above the vast majority of the genre. 'High Quality' is not a term usually associated with adult films; but it can certainly be applied here as this film is extremely well made and that's one of the things that help it stand out so much. The plot line is very interesting also and the central character is very easy to get along with, which ensures that the film draws you in thanks to the interesting story and not just the sex. As the title suggests, we focus on a young girl named Janine (actually, Josefine) as she goes from being a sweet virgin to a sex hungry Madame. We follow her as she gets her first sexual awakening (watching her parents having sex and later getting it on with her step brother). From there she begins to get more and more curious; and luckily for her, she just so happens to live in a den of iniquity so finding men to practice with isn't difficult, and she's a very willing student...

The sex scenes in this film really are excellent and the fact that they are featured numerously is a big help to the overall success of the film. Most of the runtime is taken up with sex, but unlike some of the lesser genre examples; each individual sequence here is long enough to get the point across, but doesn't outstay its welcome. They're also very erotic! The lead role is taken by Patricia Rhomberg; and she is just as sensational as the character she's playing. She is perhaps not a natural beauty, but the buxom maiden is very sexy and manages to get both the curiosity and innocence of her character across as well. Another thing that sets this film apart from much of the rest of the genre is the fact that most of the main characters are 'normal' people rather than all-out porn stars, and that does make the film feel a lot more realistic. The film does have a very arty feel to it, but this shouldn't be enough to put anyone off as director Hans Billian ensures that the film is very accessible. Overall, Sensational Janine is an absolute classic of adult cinema and should not be missed by anyone. HIGHLY recommended!

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