Watch: Emmanuelle 1974 123movies, Full Movie Online – Emmanuelle is a beautiful young model and lives in Bangkok together with her husband Jean, who’s several years older. She likes him because he’s taught her much, and he likes her because she’s learning so well – and wants to often. Both are very tolerant in matters of extramarital affairs, so he doesn’t mind the young Marie-Ange coming over every so often, although she obviously wants more than talk from his wife. But Emmanuelle is more fascinated by the older Bee, and joins her on a trip into the jungle..
Plot: Emmanuelle, a svelte, naive young woman, is en route to Bangkok where she’ll join her new husband. He works for the French Embassy and has a lovely home, several dedicated servants, and an expensive car at his disposal. Once Emmanuelle arrives, her husband and a few friends introduce her to a realm of sexual ecstasy she’d never imagined.
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A milestone in erotic cinema
Whether you like it or not this is a milestone in the history of cinema. Like the James Bond movie Thunderball set new standards for violence in mainstream cinema, Emmanuel set new standards for sexual content.
Certainly the film was an amazing hit and box office records quickly tumbled. It is the most seen French film of all time and holds the record for the longest run at a single non-multiplex cinema (18 months in Paris, France). After this film sex on film was a completely different beast and many directors (new and old) used part of the template.
Anyone one wanting a dirty movie will be sadly disappointed. Here sex is treated as natural, rarely earth shattering and almost matter-of-fact. The bedroom is only one of the locations where the act takes place – in fact I am surprised the participants weren’t arrested!
Sylvia Kristel plays a newly married wife of 22 (19 in reality) with no previous film experience (this is no accident). Previously she had only appeared in commercials. She is the innocent who becomes corrupted, but it is a journey of corruption she is happy to take. Her nice-but-cold older husband is also all for it. The circumstances behind their marriage are not even touched upon – but maybe it was a marriage of convenience as he is a world travelling diplomat?
For a film aimed at men, men are rarely shown in a great light. Emmanuel finds she is bisexual and looks happier with women than with men – who commonly treat her as a sex object. If she appeared brighter she could even be viewed as a feminist icon, but even the high queen of feminism Germaine Greer says she is a “bimbo.”
Lot of things are dated in this movie. The view of casual unprotected sex certainly. There is even a casual rape. But its use of third-world locations is a treat on the eye (on the big screen especially) and there is nothing substandard about the production. Even the music is first class and still does the rounds on its own.
The photography is as good as you would see in a big budget epic. The film moves along at a slow but steady pace and you do look forward to finding out what happens next or how a situation is resolved.
The film is nothing but a study of an open marriage from the female perspective. The fact that she yields to the experiences and becomes more sexual bold is clearly pleasing to the male viewer. No doubt this was a date movie for males those that wanted their partners to follow her lead.
This is a clever erotic movie. It stays in the mind long after seeing it and Kristel looks comfortable with or without her clothes. She is far from a great actress, but she does have poise and dignity. The sequels that followed are nothing more than attempts to extract more money from a franchise and are merely routine entertainment.
70’s soft-core classic
Beautiful, but repressed young lass Emmanuelle (a solid and convincing portrayal by slender brunette stunner Sylvia Kristel) lives in Bangkok with her wealthy husband Jean (smoothly played by Daniel Sarky). Jean encourages Emmanuelle to let go of her morals and inhibitions, so Emmanuelle decides to have an extramarital affair with archeologist Bee (delectable blonde Marika Green).
Director Just Jaeckin relates the engrossing story at a hypnotically gradual pace, makes nice use of the exotic Bangkok locations, and adroitly crafts a dreamy erotic atmosphere. Moreover, Kristel’s striking delicate pulchritude and entrancing aura of enticing wide-eyed innocence further enhance the dizzyingly sensuous mood. The alluring presences of Jeanne Colletin as Emmanuelle’s more worldly friend Arianne and Christine Boisson as yummy anything-goes teen Marie-Ange provide plenty of additional heat. Moreover, the abundant female nudity and simulated sex scenes are likewise quite hot and arousing. Alas, things fall a apart in the last third with Emmanuelle being trained by some old creep (the supremely icky Alain Cury) to be more subservient to men. Richard Suzuki’s sumptuous cinematography provides an attractive lush look. Pierre Bachelet’s alternately funky or soothing score hits the groovy spot. Lives up to its steamy reputation.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (USA), 1 hr 25 min (85 min) (South Korea), 1 hr 29 min (89 min) (R-rated) (USA), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (cut) (West Germany), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (DVD) (Portugal)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Just Jaeckin
Writer Emmanuelle Arsan, Jean-Louis Richard
Actors Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm