Premiers Desirs (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Premiers Desirs (1984)





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In yet another, conventional softcore sex film, three women are stranded on a resort-like island when they lose their boat in a storm. Each finds an appropriate male for sexual encounters, but one has her heart set on a millionaire -- a married man, in fact. She waits until the millionaire's wife leaves for an extended period of time, and then when the news comes through that the wife has died in a plane crash, the nubile young woman consoles the bereaved widower all night in his bedroom, and then goes bouncing off to join her friends in the morning, end of film. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


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It's all about sensitivity and soft focus for David Hamilton, a director from a bygone age of earnest erotica. He poses his subjects like in the paintings of Rubens, and seduction scenes proceed at a pace of live action slow-motion. There's not much story, and the logistics of where people are and what time they are there never made sense, but to his credit he's more interested in exploring the honesty of people's feelings. I only watched this because it marked the film debut of the luminous Emmanuelle Beart who received something like sixth billing, but it turned out to be better, and certainly more mature, than I expected for a sexual-coming-of-age feature. Some quality camerawork, including a memorable shot expressing the distance between a husband on the pier and his wife departing in a boat, and beautiful bodies keep the eyes satisfied. The ending is quite abrupt and I was rather stunned at the way the guy was hung out to dry following the greatest grief of his life!

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Although released by Criterion on Hulu, this was an utter bore and pointless film. It's supposed to be a coming of age film as well as a piece of erotica but basically is a terrible softcore film that is utterly pointless from an artistic perspective. Stay far far away!

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