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The Story of O
The Story of O
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THE STORY OF O

Histoire d'O

Directed by Just Jaeckin
France, West Germany, 1975
Drama, Erotica, Romance

Synopsis

France, the 70s. The beautiful O, a young woman and fashion photographer, is taken by her lover René to a bizarre retreat, where she is chained, whipped and taught the rules of sexual perversion. René discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O to his step-brother, Sir Stephen…

Synopsis

France, the 70s. The beautiful O, a young woman and fashion photographer, is taken by her lover René to a bizarre retreat, where she is chained, whipped and taught the rules of sexual perversion. René discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O to his step-brother, Sir Stephen…

Our take

What secrets lurk in the human mind, and how far is cinema separated from desire? The years following the collapse of censorship saw a burst of chic, lavish, and distinctly auteur-driven forays into erotic fantasies (and nightmares). The Story of O is a landmark of the wave—and very NSFW.