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The Many Sins of Walerian Borowczyk
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Immoral Tales

Contes immoraux

Directed by Walerian Borowczyk
France, 1973
Drama, Romance
  • French
  • English
The Many Sins of Walerian Borowczyk


The film is split into four erotic themed stories: The Tide, Philosopher Thérèse, Countess Báthory and Lucrezia Borgia, which respectively involve the loss of virginity, masturbation, bloodlust and incest.

Our take

Borowczyk’s first sin? By some critical accounts, this film is when Boro went too far with his soft-core, erotic provocations, leaving behind the “art” in favor of exploitation. That didn’t stop it being a huge hit in France (surprise!), but with the result of dangerous damage to Boro’s reputation.

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Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival


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