EmmanuelleJust Jaeckin, 1974, France
Her name evokes visions of lush sensual discovery and the extremes of forbidden ecstasy! She is Emmanuelle, and this classic and its two sequels changed the look and feel of erotic cinema forever. Upon arriving in Bangkok to join her diplomat husband, Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel, The Nude Bomb) meets Bee and Mario and embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery. As she pursues the stunning Bee (Marika Green, Pickpocket), Mario (Alain Cuny, La Dolce Vita) initiates her into sexual refinements that make her an expert in the art of love. The Emmanuelle trilogy spawned dozens of copycat erotic films for years to come, but none of them equaled the success and acclaim of the original three starring Kristel.