October 3, 2022

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The scandalous movie “Emmanuelle” returns to cinemas: a new version starring Léa Seydoux

The “scandalous” story brought to the big screen by Silvia Kristel in the seventies. This time to play Emmanuelle, a young French woman, beautiful, cultured and bourgeois with an intense and free sex life, there will be Lea Seydouxa long career after the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2013 for The Life of Adele, and one of his most recent films is Bond, No time to dieAnd these days at the Cannes Film Festival with two films, future crimes from David Cronenberg And beautiful morning from Mia Hansen Love. The new adaptation of Emmanuel (From a homonymous novel by Emmanuel ArsanDirected by Leon Duru Audrey Dewan.

In the first film (1974), directed by Just Jaiken and starring Alan Cooney, Marica Green and Christine Poisson, Sylvia Christel is the beautiful young wife of a French diplomat who joins her husband in Bangkok. During the journey she cheats on him with two men, upon arrival she begins to waste sex which will become a kind of obsession for her even in its most extreme form. The film was also a springboard for Kristel, Who thanks to this role became a star But he was no longer able to break free from the stereotype of the sexy character. As per the contract that restricted her to producing three films, she also worked in them Emmanuel against the Virgin (1975) and in the last film of the “official” saga, Bye Emmanuel (1977). Years later he appeared in Emmanuel 4 (1983), one of the small films that followed the success of the first film.

The 1974 film was one of the greatest successes of French cinema, as it was watched in cinemas by about 9 million spectators, 45 million viewers around the world. A Parisian theater kept the bill for ten years, with the foresight to offer English subtitles to tourists during the summer.

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