Emmanuelle is a 1974 French drama film directed by Just Jaeckin. It is the first installment in a series of French softcore pornography films based on the novel Emmanuelle. The film stars Sylvia Kristel in the title role about a woman who takes a trip to Bangkok to enhance her sexual experience. The film was former photographer Just Jaeckin's debut feature film and was shot on location in Thailand and in France between 1973 and 1974.
|Directed by||Just Jaeckin|
|Screenplay by||Jean-Louis Richard|
by Emmanuelle Arsan
|Produced by||Yves Rousset-Rouard|
|Edited by||Claudine Bouché|
|Music by||Pierre Bachelet|
|Distributed by||Parafrance Films|
|Box office||8.9 million admissions (France) |
$20.2 million (overseas)
Emmanuelle was received negatively by critics on its initial release and with a more mixed reception years later. On its initial release in France, it was one of the highest-grossing French films, making it the first X-rated film released by the company. The film was popular in Europe, the United States, and Asia and was followed in 1975 by Emmanuelle, The Joys of a Woman. Several other films influenced by Emmanuelle were released including the Italian series Black Emanuelle.