a Young Woman Comes Face to Face With Her Infinite Desires"
Italian title: JE SUIS UNE NYMPHOMANE [I Am A Nymphomaniac]
also known as LIBIDO:
THE URGE TO LOVE and FORBIDDEN PASSION
starring Sandra Jullien ˇ Janine Reynaud (as Janine Raynaud)
ˇ Yves Vincent ˇ Michele Lemoine ˇ Patrick Verde
is unhappy with her life, her family and sex. But after accidentally
falling down a staircase (and hitting her head), she begins to realize
her body has a new craving. She longs for physical intimacy; Carole
has become addicted to sex. She hates what she's become but is compelled
to have sex with anyone who will comply, from the family priest to a
total stranger. Disgusted by the behavior, her parents put her out and
she relocates in Paris where things are soon out of control.
Janine Reynaud was a French high-fashion model until turning
to acting at age 34 in the mid '60s. She starred in numerous Jesus Franco
films including his Succubus and Kiss Me Monster. Janine
later worked with Sergio Martino for his CASE
OF THE SCORPION'S TAIL and with Bitto Albertini for MAN,
MORE POISONOUS THAN THE COBRA. Her best performance is generally
considered to be the woman with deadly sado-sex issues in José
(1971) which also starred Michel Lemoine. After that film, Janine married
her leading man and they would make many films together (including CASTLE
OF THE CREEPING FLESH) until her retirement in 1978. Mr Lemoine
died at age 90, July 2013. Janine Reynaud has since moved to an undisclosed
location in the United States.
This film was co-written by Claude Mulot, a filmmaker
who specialized in both soft and hardcore adult films (his XXX stuff,
D'UN SOIR, was usually signed as Frederic Lansac). He occasionally
dabbled in other genres with various degrees of success (BLOOD
ROSE was an earlier horror film that found International distribution).
Mr Claude Mulot died October 1986 at age 44 after accidentally drowning
in Saint Tropez. KNIFE
UNDER THE THROAT, an erotic thriller with Florence Guerin and
Brigitte Lahaie would be his last production.
A French film in English Language; widescreen format, uncut version
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC; extras include selected trailers.