Oct 22

The Valley (1972) a.K.a La vallée

la_vallee_coverViviane (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.

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Sep 12

Erotic Liaisons (1992) a.K.a Erotikkuna kankei (エロチックな関係)

eroticliasonsRie and Kishi runs a detective agency in Paris. Fallen flooding not directly and they supplement their budget with guiding Japanese tourists. This takes over when the crime boss Okuyama gives them the assignment to shadow his French mistress. Kishi falls head over heels for her while Okuyama has something weird in sight.
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Jul 21

Justine and Juliette (1975) a.K.a Justine och Juliette

justine_and_julietteTwo sisters, Justine and Juliette, are as different as it’s possible to be, but they both wind up working as prostitutes. The main difference between the two, however, is that Juliette enjoys every minute of it, romping with the rich and powerful in the lap of luxury, while Justine detests her position, lives in squalor and poverty and is dragged deeper and deeper into degradation and perversion.
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Jul 08

Celestine, Maid at Your Service (1974) a.K.a Célestine… bonne à tout faire

celestine_maid_at_your_serviceItalian sex comedy from Jess Franco actually has the same source of Luis Bunuel’s Diary of a Chambermaid but this here goes for way more laughs. The police raid a brothel and a prostitute (Lina Romay) escapes into the countryside. The woman, Celestine, ends up at a rich folks house where she ends up sleeping with two of the servants who then get her a job as a maid.
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Mar 19

Nefertiti figlia del sole (1995) aka Nefertiti

nefertiti_figlia_del_soleWhen the face of the beautiful Nefertiti reappears miraculously at the beginning of the XXeth century near the archeologic site of Armana, a young journalist reveals the secrets of Nefertiti’s life, the daughter of the Sun, and of Akhenaton’s, her husband, the dreaming pharaoh. Disagreeing with the ancient’s thought and religion, Nefertiti is struggling against plots and treasons.
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