No it isn't Tarkovsky or Welles or Godard, but this gets 5 stars for what it is, a great work of erotic cinema, and instead of downgrading a film for being a "sex film", I am grading it against other "sex films". This is a gem from a golden age, when porn films were an art form. As far as I know, there is nothing like this being made today, not even close. And the sex isn't "real", it is better than real. Acting.