Therese and Isabell (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

Therese and Isabell (1968)

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In this film, Therese is sent to an all-girl school when her mother marries a man who dislikes children. She meets Isabelle, 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.

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Cast

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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Critic Reviews for Therese and Isabell

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.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Lays out stone-cold architecture only to warm it up with the heady rush of sensual intoxication

September 25, 2009 | Full Review…
CinePassion

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

January 11, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
TV Guide

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

June 12, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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

December 16, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
Filmcritic.com

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

December 3, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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