The Story of O

1975, 97m, DCP, France/West Germany/Canada

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Screened February 2–4, 2019

Striking while the Emmanuelle iron was hot, Jaeckin sought to up his game with another adaptation of a hot-button 1950s novel (by Anne Desclos), again tracking the turbulent sexual trajectory of a young woman and casting an actress in a career-sparking role; Corinne Cléry (later of Moonraker) stars as O, whose lover Udo Kier puts her through S&M training—and promises her to an older man—played by former Rank Organisation studio contract player Anthony Steel.

A film by Just Jaeckin