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The Story of O

Histoire d'O

Directed by Just Jaeckin
France, West Germany, 1975
Drama, Erotica
  • French, English
  • English


The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion. Rene discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O to his step-brother, Sir Stephen…

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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.

The Story of O Directed by Just Jaeckin

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