Francis Leroi – Les tentations de Marianne aka Marianne’s Temptations (1973)
The cheeky team at Eurotika! step into the fray once more with the release of Francis Lerio’s ‘Mariannes Temptations’.
Yes, it’s time again to take a trip into 70’s french sleaze as only they knew how to produce ! ‘Mariannes Temptations’ basically involves a fiesty young french lass that lives at a ski resort with her family. Bored with the humdrum of village life and her abusive boyfriend Marianne soon meets two visiting city dwellers whom she quickly decides that she wants to run away and live with in the big city, where seemingly all the excitement happens !
Somewhat niave, Marianne is soon target to some psychological and sexual abuse of her new lover Bob, a construction worker that tricks her into thinking that he’s some sort of high fashion photographer. Bob happily uses her teenage sexuality for not only his depraved needs but for his freinds and work colleagues also in this sleaze gem.
‘Mariannes Temptations’ is yet another unintentionally hilarious classic from the Eurotika! stable that only the french film makers of the 70’s would surely get away with. More so if you look at it potentially from a british view – the plot of two ‘brickies’ going on holiday and bringing back a teenage strumpet for some fun would in no way work if this had been a british production, but you’ve got to give it to those french sleaze-miesters, they make it work and work well it does too !
The finale of ‘Temptations’ is classic, although obviously somewhat annoyingly trimmed by the censors here, and will having you grinning broadly at the hilarious cruelty of it all.
As ever Eurotika! have done a sterlind job with this release, good sharp picture quality and the always welcome dodgy english dubbed audio. Also, there’s the inclusion of the highly entertaining Eurotika! documentary previously screened on UK TV and a nice still gallery to boot also.
Another great fun release from the folk at Eurotika! and a nice addition to any fans of Euro sleaze collection.