Pretty Ciao Ciao is back from Canton to visit her parents in their mountain village. She plans to return to the city as soon as possible, but her parents expect her to help out. Ciao Ciao is trapped between her duty and the desire to lead a life of her own.
Nadine, 18, whose mother remarried, hates her stepfather and, because of him, hates herself and men and love. She goes from meeting to meeting with so much indifference that she cannot find the pleasure she think she has right until the day when, in New York on a ferry, she meets Jimmy, and it’s love crazy. Filmed in Paris, Montreal and New York this flamboyant film with torrid sequences subliminated by the natural and the sincerity of the young and delightful Laura Viala, met the triumphant success that it deserved when it was released on Sept 22, 1976 in Alpha-France theaters.
Madame of a brothel (Brigitte Lahaie) has been busted by the cops. So she decides to open it up again under the guise of an all girls school. The school though is not a typical one; here the girls are taught how to please their men.
Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it’s cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a jaded, passive hairdresser, joins them as lover, cook, and mother confessor. She’s on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure.
A young girl becomes addicted to sex after an accident. Carole, played by actress Sandra Julien, hates what she’s become, but is compelled to have sex with anyone that will comply. Her work soon takes her to France where things start escalating out of control.
In Paris, the Chinese university student Hua is dumped by her lover. Hua wanders on the streets and the French worker Mathieu accidentally hits her face with the pipes that he is carrying on his shoulder. Mathieu apologizes to Hua and invites her to have dinner with him. When they leave the restaurant, Mathieu rapes her and then he accompanies Hua home. Hua is a promiscuous and submissive woman and she has one night stand with Mathieu. The unlike couple falls begin a relationship based on a strong sexual desire. The insecure Mathieu decides to test Hua’s fidelity and his friend Giovanni also rapes her. Their troubled relationship ends when Hua finds secrets about Mathieu’s life and decides to return to China.
Viviane (Ogier), the wife of the French consul in Melbourne, joins a group of explorers in search of a mysterious hidden valley in the bush of New Guinea, where she hopes to find the feathers of an extremely rare exotic bird. Along the way through the dense jungles of Papua New Guinea and on the peak of Mount Gilowe, she and the small group of explorers make contact with the Mapuga tribe, one of the most isolated groups of human beings on earth, who inspire them to explore their own humanity, unfettered by their own subjective ideas of “civilization”. The search becomes a search for a paradise said to exist within a valley marked as “obscured by cloud” on the only map of the area available dated as surveyed in 1969.