Immoral Tales | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | October 21, 2015
entertainment value
Art house Pornography. The taboo images still have the power to provoke, though making it through each short is a bit of a slog.
genre Drama | foreign
synopsis Four erotic tales from in various historical eras. The first, 'The Tide', is set in the present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, secluded from prying eyes. 'Therese Philosophe' is set in the nineteenth century, and concerns a girl being locked in her bedroom, where she contemplates the erotic potential of the objects contained within it. 'Erzsebet Bathory' is a portrait of the sixteenth-century countess who allegedly bathed in the blood of virgins, while 'Lucrezia Borgia' concerns an incestuous fifteenth-century orgy involving Lucrezia, her brother, and her father the Pope.
lead actors Lise Danvers | Fabrice Luchini | Charlotte Alexandra | Paloma Picasso | Pascale Christophe | Florence Bellamy | Jacopo Berinizi | Lorenzo Berinizi | Nicole Karen | Robert Capia | Tomas Hnevsa | Gerard Tcherka | Mathieu Rivollier | Kjell Gustavsson | Philippe Desboeuf
director Walerian Borowczyk