In Praise of Older Women (1978)

In Praise of Older Women (1978)

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In Hungary, 12-year-old Andras Vadya supported himself during World War II by serving as a pimp for prostitutes. Once the war is over, he tries his hand at a number of different jobs, but has a sexual fixation on "older" women. Andras (Tom Berenger) tells the story of seven of his affairs. One affair, when he was still a quite young man, was with Bobbie (Susan Strasberg), a woman whose anti-communist views put her in danger in postwar Hungary. In Praise of Older Women features many sexual scenes and situations.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Studio:
Astral Films

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Cast

Tom Berenger
as Andras Vayda
Helen Shaver
as Ann MacDonald
Ian Tracey
as Andras Vayda Jr.
Monique Lepage
as Countess
Mignon Elkins
as Mother Vayda
Joan Stuart
as Aunt Alice
John Bayliss
as Glen MacDonald
Jon Granik
as Tom Horvath
Louise Marleau
as Woman in Elevator
Jill Frappier
as Lady Teacher
Budd Knapp
as Father Confessor
Earl Pennington
as Professor Hargitay
Michael Kirby
as Tibor Kovacs
Bronwen Mantel
as Woman in Cafe
Wally Martin
as The Janitor
Arden Ryshpan
as Berenice
Tibor Polgar
as The Pianist
Julie Wildman
as Woman at Party
Julie Morand
as Girl Student
Griffith Brewer
as The Fiacre Driver
Walter Bolton
as Second Waiter
Martha Parker
as Girl at Dance
Robert King
as Man with Proclamation
Arthur Grosser
as Party Host
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Lots of eye candy in this one. A young man is initiated into the joys of sex by an English Countess (or is it duchess?) and then has a string of fortuitous sexual experiences. But, of course, what he is looking for is true love. And, in the end, he finds it. The women are beautiful, the young man is quite handsome, and love conquers all. If you look beyond this facade, however there is a dark undercurrent. The setting is during the Spanish Civil war and the lead up to world war II. Andres is conscripted into the rebel army. His mother is dating a big shot in the fascist party that wins that war. Andres is pressured into joining the party once the war is over. A neighbor is arrested because of his association with free thinkers. The director doesn't dwell on these undercurrents, but they add poignancy to the overlying story.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

Super Reviewer

½

This tedious coming-of-age sex romp, starring a young, buff Tom Berenger, was notorious at the time of its release for showing a fair amount of nudity and simulated sex; the story itself, however, leaves much to be desired.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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