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Therese and Isabell (1968)




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Therese (Essy Persson) is sent to an all-girl school when her mother marries a man who dislikes children. She meets Isabelle (Anna Gael) and the two become fast friends. After they experience unfulfilling and often brutal sexual encounters with men, the two turn to each other and become lesbian lovers. Plenty of nudity and sexual situations ensue, and the women find love in each other's arms. When Isabelle's parents remove her from the school, the lonely Therese returns home to her fiancÚ. The story is told in flashback form as Therese visits her old school after 20 years.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Jesse Vogel
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On DVD: Nov 23, 2004
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Essy Persson
as Therese
Anna Gael
as Isabelle
Barbara Laage
as Therese's Mother
Anne Vernon
as Mlle. Le Blanc
Simone Paris
as The Madame
Maurice Teynac
as Mons. Martin
Remy Longa
as Pierre
Suzanne Marchellier
as Mlle. Germain
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

There is something preposterous in the sight of two adult women (Essy Persson and Anna Gael) costumed and cast as schoolgirls. The effect is roughly as convincing as Jonathan Winters in a Cub Scout uniform.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Lays out stone-cold architecture only to warm it up with the heady rush of sensual intoxication

Full Review… | September 25, 2009

A fairly sensitive, if somewhat exploitative, drama detailing a schoolgirl's foray into lesbianism.

Full Review… | January 11, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Will likely provide a few quaint sexual thrills for straight guys, but, like all pornography, it tends to drag.

Full Review… | June 12, 2005
F5 (Wichita, KS)

a story with substantial grace and beauty, but not much substance

Full Review… | December 16, 2004

Probably the most common misconception about Radley Metzger's films is that they are "innocent."

Full Review… | December 3, 2004
Slant Magazine

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