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A documentary celebrating the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled sensitivity, revered in the 1970s, who was later labeled as a maker of erotic movies. Love Express features interviews with his closest collaborators, filmmakers and leading intellectuals who put his work into perspective, including Terry Gilliam, Bertrand Bonello, Neil Jordan, Andrzej Wajda, Patrice Leconte and Slavoj Zizek. (...) —CoLab Pictures (imdb)
A man meets a prostitute who takes him to a boudoir. (imdb)
Emmanuelle has a streak of bad luck that starts when she is stripped by a mob of adoring fans at the Cannes Film Festival. Her rotten luck continues when the dictator of a banana republic uses the screening of one of her films as a pretext to get her into his country. Our heroine finds herself admitted into his harem as a slave. (imdb)
Scherzo infernal (1984) - Short Film
Big-breasted tailed demoness & demons whose tails are phalluses strut, rut, reproduce, nurse, & generally show off amindst the flames. An angelic prostitute confronts God. (Wild Realm Reviews)
This low-grade sex farce is set in Roman times, with Ovid holding forth to a group of young Romans about the pleasures of the flesh, while an ostensible story about a young housewife and her lover illustrates Ovid's lectures.
The film takes place before, during and immediately after the engagement party of Dr.Henry Jekyll and Miss Fanny Osborne, attended by numerous highly respectable guests (a general, a doctor, a priest, a lawyer), the last of which informs the company that a child has been murdered in the street outside. Shortly afterwards, a dancer is found murdered, and the guests realise that one of their number must be a maniac with a prodigious sexual appetite. (imdb)
Happy Toy (1979) - Short Film
An incredibly obscure short by Borowczyk for Charles-Émile Reynaud's praxinoscope, a series of colourful images of children playing.
L'Armoire (1979) - Short Film
A man seeks for satisfaction from a prostitute working in a revue. He pays for the whole night and discovers a saddening truth about her. (imdb)
Three controversial arthouse/erotic film directors come together to make an anthology. (imdb)
Three stories involving women who are immoral. The first one takes place during the Renaissance, with a muse who is the fixation of Raphael. The next one is a girl who has a sexual fascination with her pet bunny. And the last story is a woman who gets kidnapped, then gets saved by her dog. (imdb)
A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these unfortunate women that are applied to others. In doing so, they uncover a snake pit of sexual couplings, both lesbian and heterosexual, as well as many tools for masturbation... (imdb)
The Greatest Love of All Times (1977) - Short Film
"L'Amour Monstre de tous les temps" is a short silent documentary on Ljuba Popovic, a surrealist painter originally from Serbia and living in France when the film was made. (undersoutherneyes.edpinsent.com)
La Marge is very much like an Art House picture: we have emotions, tragedy, laughter, silence, pictures telling a story, plot twists, slow pace, all the ingredients you might expect in the most toffee-nosed productions only people with a university degree are supposed to enjoy. And yet, it is also a piece of erotica, shamelessly exploitative and very effective in its abundant use of (mostly) female nudity and its sex scenes. (KG)
Venus on the Half-Shell (1975) - Short Film
A document on artist Bona Tibertelli De Pisis and a series of snail-human erotic drawings she created.
The teenage girl is first seen confessing and warned about having any impure thoughts or feelings. Her family has boarders and one day a young man moves in and they fall in love. He is trying to get a divorce but is denied by local church people. They live together after he is wounded in a duel, and then he takes off for Rome to get a divorce. She has a child and drowns it. She hears that he has been imprisoned in Rome so she goes there only to find out that he has been released. (imdb)
The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son. The daughter and her aunt then travel out to the French countryside to meet with the family, unaware that a mysterious 'beast' is stalking the vicinity. (imdb)
Four erotic tales from in various historical eras... (imdb)
Une collection particulière (1973) - Short Film
A witty and eye-opening tour through Borowczyk's own collection of vintage erotica. Originally intended as part of his 'Contes immoraux' , it was released first as a separate short, and is therefore marks the turning-point between Borowczyk's career as a highly-regarded animator and surrealist filmmaker, and his subsequent career in the sexploitation field. (imdb)
Blanche is the young, pure, beautiful wife of the Master of the castle, in a secluded land. Every man is in love with her, including the King and his servant Bartolomeo, visiting the Master. (imdb)
The Phonograph (1969) - Short Film
The title for this one pretty much sums it up, a phonograph plays music. This short uses stop motion to remove and load the new music selections. (10kbullets.com)
Grozo, an ambitious and lecherous man saved from the gallows, is employed by the Governor in the kennels; his envy of both the latter's position and wife sends him on a spiral of murder and deception till he has replaced him on the 'throne' and intends to take Glossia for himself. (imdb)
Gavotte (1968) - Short Film
A man who just wants to sit down and relax is constantly interrupted by another man who keeps taking things like the chair he was sitting away. (10kbullets.com)
In 1967, Borowczyk made his feature debut, a grotesque and surreal fantasy about the physically and temperamentally mismatched couple Mr & Mrs Kabal. Made with a tiny production team at a time when animated feature films were far scarcer than they are now, it's almost the polar opposite of a Disney film, with angular, mainly monochrome graphics bringing the Kabals' universe to startlingly vivid life. (Arrow Films)
Diptych (1967) - Short Film
This is a documentary that revolves around a farmer and his dogs. Then the second half of this documentary shifts towards a series of colorful flower arrangements. The first part with the farmer is in black & white, while the latter half is in vivid color. (10kbullets.com)
Tom Thumb (1966) - Short Film
An animated commercial by Walerian Borowczyk for a French brand of pasta. Does the ogre prefer eating children or pasta dishes?
Rosalie (1966) - Short Film
A haunting, minimalist short that mostly consists of a monologue to camera by the young Rosalie, on trial for the murder of her new-born infant. (imdb)
Le Dictionnaire de Joachim (1965) - Short Film
A light-hearted animated romp through the alphabet (in French), with each letter indentified by both a word and a visual interpretation of that word, by the crudely-drawn Joachim. (imdb)
Les Jeux des anges (1964) - Short Film
A bizarre, semi-abstract animated film, based around the theme of angels being processed by a nightmarish factory. It has been interpreted as an allegory of the concentration camp experience and as a portrait of the industrialization and collectivization of the Soviet period. (imdb)
The Museum (1964) - Short Film
An animated commerical by Walerian Borowczyk for a French brand of pasta. What happens when a museum closes and the paintings are allowed to break character?
Renaissance (1963) - Short Film
To the sound of trumpets, a collection of pulverised antique bric-a-brac begins to reassemble itself, revealing a stuffed owl, a cornet, a hamper, books, a doll, a plate - and a bomb... (imdb)
Grandmother's Encyclopaedia (1963) - Short Film
A series of animated segments based on the first few letters in the alphabet.
Holy Smoke! (1963) - Short Film
An animated commerical by Walerian Borowczyk. A society of elitist cigar smokers have prevented the common chafe from the pleasures of cigar smoking. But not any longer because of the work of a cigar manufacturer for the wider public.
Le Concert de M. et Mme. Kabal (1962) - Short Film
Ostensibly a film of a concert given by the round and unassuming Monsieur Kabal and his spiky, terrifying wife, it's actually a cover for their frequent attempts at causing each other extreme physical harm... (imdb)
Les astronautes (1959) - Short Film
Deals with a scientist's flight into outer space where, among other things, he spies on a young woman (Ligia Borowczyk) on his way up and later even saves a small spaceship from attack by a larger one.
L'École (1958) - Short Film
A polish soldier is drilled before the camera. (imdb)
Dom (1958) - Short Film
Comprised of hand-drawn images, shots of inanimate objects, and live-action footage, all of which reference disparate motifs: an orange, a glass of milk, a conductor leading an inanimate symphony, and various abstract shapes. (OVGuide)
Byl sobie raz (1957) - Short Film
The film starts off with an egg shaped creature and four lines coming together and then walking around. As they walk more and more pieces start to come together until the end when a creation finally reveals itself. (imdb)