starring Femi Benussi ˇ Malisa Longo ˇ Herve Hallf ˇ
Veronique Coll ˇ Dagmar Lassander ˇ Giacomo Furia
Benussi plays Mirella Boulevard, a sultry math professor, now teaching
at a private school in central Italy. Mirella has just relocated to
Perugia from a middle school in Rome where her strong Leftist ideology
resulted in "political trouble" with authorities. She
is rather unorthodox as a mathematics teacher, often combining Greek
philosophies with algebraic whole numbers while insisting it - somehow
- relates to a better understanding of sex. Mirella even invites students
to her home for a casual evening party "to talk about theories
of Plato as applied to music." While everyone is sprawled about
on the floor, listening to chamber music, some of the students become
sexually active. This causes mixed feelings in Mirella as she abruptly
stops the party but has secretly become obsessed with student Alain.
She begins to justify her carnal feelings for Alain through a distorted
concept of feminism. The fantasy becomes reality after Mirella learns
another teacher had sex with the young man.
Bénazéraf was born in Casablanca, Morocco, January 1922.
He relocated to France after the flux of the Second World War and became
involved in the motion picture business, initially as a writer. He began
directing in the early sixties, finding success with arthouse erotica
As cinematic sexual freedom flourished in the early '70s, Benazeraf's
became more daring as he pursued kinkier 'taboo' themes. Then,
this French/Italian co-production from 1974, marked his first involvement
with "harder than soft-core," especially notable in
a controversial teacher/student story amid a counterculture Leftist
backdrop. The whole thing is very reminiscent of Alberto Cavallone's
off-kilter cinema of the '70s (THE
MAN, THE WOMAN AND THE BEAST, et al). And, like Cavallone,
Jose Benazeraf would soon specialize in exclusively (XXX) hardcore fare.
He retired from the industry in 1999 and died December 2012 at age 90.
film; French, Italian & German language with English subtitles;
uncut version (105 min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC,
playable on any American machine. Extras include selected Benussi trailers.
and Female Nudity/Violence/Sexual Brutality/Drugs
for Adult Audiences only