Roger Vadim was a French screenwriter, film director, producer, writer and occasional actor best known for his films with erotic themes such as 'And God Created Woman' (1956), 'Barbarella' (1968), and 'Pretty Maids All in a Row' (1971).
He started his career as assistant director and writer, and collaborated with his actress-wife Brigitte Bardot and director Marc Allégret in 'School for Love' (1953), a commercial failure. However, the trio later produced the successful movies 'Plucking the Daisy' (1956) and 'Naughty Girl' (1956). He then directed Bardot in the top grossing film 'And God Created Woman' (1956).
Roger Vadim’s later movies saw several new leading ladies with whom he had affairs. These films include 'Les liaisons dangereuses' (1959), 'Vice and Virtue' (1963), 'The Game Is Over' (1966). His acting filmography contains 'School for Love', 'Sweet and Sour', 'Ciao! Manhattan', 'The Assassinated Young Girl', 'Rich and Famous', and 'Into the Night'.
Hellé is a young deaf and mute girl who lives in the mountain region. She has never had an education, and is ignored by most of the people, except some local woodsmen, who use her for their pleasure. One day, things take a turn after a young man arrives in her village for the holidays.
Adapted from Sheridan Le Fanu 1872 novel Carmilla, the movie is about Carmilla who secretly loves her cousin Leopoldo, but he is preparing to get married to Georgia. Carmilla is also captivated by the stories of her vampire ancestors, one of whom was not destroyed. Soon, she is possessed by an evil spirit and begins a murderous spree.
Gerard is a young man who aspires to become an actor. For this, he starts following his sister Frederique, who is quite obsessed with cinema.
Based on works of Edgar Allan Poe, this anthology horror film tells us three different stories. The first story is about Countess Frédérique, who lives a promiscuous life. She finds herself attracted to Baron Wilhelm, who is her cousin and neighbor, whom she had never before met due to a family feud. However, he rejects her due to her wicked ways, after which she plans revenge. The second story is about an army officer named William Wilson, who decides to confess his crimes to a priest. The last story is about a Shakespearean actor whose career is declining due to his alcoholism.
This anthology film consists of seven different short films, by seven different directors. Each short film revolves around one of the deadly sins.
No Sun in Venice is a drama film which tells the story of a French agent, who tries to search for printing plates, used for printing fake currency, from a former Nazi, who had stolen them during the Second World War.
Juliet is a young and beautiful eighteen year old orphan living in Saint Tropez, France. Despite the fact that she disregards many societal conventions and the opinions of others, her behavior attracts the attention of many men around her. Tired of her outrageous behavior, her guardians threaten to send her back to the orphanage, to be kept till she turns 21. She soon gets married to a man named Michel, in order to avoid this. But over time, she starts to disrespect him.
Barbarella is a science fiction adventure film, which tells the story of Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, who is sent to a distant plan to stop Durand, an evil scientist, who is a threat to humanity’s future.
Frederic is a young student who is invited to an isolated castle where a Swedish family resides. He soon finds himself attracted to Eleanore, wife of Hugo, owner of the castle. However, nothing as it it seems, as there seems be a mystery surrounding everyone residing at the castle. Despite this, Frederic’s love for Eleanore grows, and he tries to find out the truth.
Tales of Paris is a comedy drama film which tells us four different stories. The first one revolves around a nightclub performer, who bullies a mild-looking producer, thus ruining her chances of success. The second story is about a housewife Dany, who is planning a revenge on her cheating husband. The third story is about a woman named Francoise, who is testing the fidelity of her best friend’s lover. The last story is about a woman who fabricates a torrid romance in order to be accepted by her schoolmates.
Renée, the wife of wealthy industrialist Alexandre Saccard, falls in love with her stepson, when he comes to stay with them after finishing his studies in England. When Renée asks Alexandre for a divorce, he agrees on the condition that she invests all her fortune in his business.
Agnes flees to Paris to her brother as her father General Dumont decides to send her to a convent for writing a racy, illicit novel. She meets journalist Daniel during the journey. When she realizes that her brother is a broke guide, she enters an amateur striptease contest to earn money, and is dismayed to see new boyfriend, Daniel, covering the event.
After discovering that his wife has been cheating on him, an insomniac aerospace engineer named Ed Okin drives to an airport on the suggestion of his friend. However, his life takes a turn when a beautiful jewel smuggler named Diana jumps into his car and asks him to drive her to various locations.
Known as Naughty Girl in English, the film follows a nightclub singer, who is requested by the joint owner to take care of his daughter while he is away. Pretending to be her uncle, he brings her home from her finishing school, not realizing its impact. Life soon turns out to be a series of chaos, causing a rift with his fiancée.
This French romantic comedy drama film tells us the story of Sophie, a young model, who learns that her boyfriend is planning to leave her for another woman. She makes up her mind to either win him back or kill the woman. Eventually, a doctor helps her arouse his jealousy, so that she doesn’t have to resort to the latter plan.
During the time of the Nazi occupation of France, at the time of the Second World War, a woman is arrested and deported to a castle in Austria, where a Nazi officer makes her his mistress. Meanwhile, her sister plans to help her escape.
And Satan Calls the Turns is a drama film which tells the story of Ivan, a handsome but arrogant man, who lifts a car from an auto garage for a joyride, but he ends up crashing it. He talks the owner into letting him pay for the damages. Next he tries to talk with his girlfriend Manuelle, daughter of a mobster, hoping that he can squeeze some money out of her.
Pretty teenager Virginie Dumayet, an orphan, escapes from a reformatory and joins a jewel smuggling gang of Paris. Then she falls in love with Police Inspector Jean Morel who is smitten with her and who pretends to be a gangster to learn about jewel robbery from her. Putting behind her past life of crime, Virginie marries Inspector Morel and settles in domesticity.
Set in rural Spain, this French-Italian film centers on a young girl called Ursula de Fonte, who has recently moved in with her uncle and aunt. While driving through village, she sees a young man called Lambert arguing with her uncle and falls in love with him. But not all love stories have happy ending.
La Ronda is a French romantic drama film, which portrays several romantic adventures of people of different social backgrounds and status.
A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. They two eventually develop a liking to one another. However, the man turns out to be a sociopath, and eventually starts dominating her life, and abusing her verbally and emotionally. Despite this, the girl is unable to leave him.
This crime drama film tells the story of a novelist who is obsessed with the idea of writing a book revolving around the murder of his former lover.
This drama film revolves around a wealthy French venture capitalist named Charles, living in the 19th century, who finds himself attracted to a virtuous and beautiful woman, named Mathilde. Despite the fact that she is married, he attempts to seduce her.
Eric Walter is a good looking music teacher who loves his wife a lot. However, two of his students Sophie and Elisa, are infatuated with him. Eventually Sophie manages to win his affection, but this earns them the envy of Elisa.
This French-Italian erotic drama film centers on Jeanne, whose character is modeled after Don Juan, the wealthy libertine who devotes his life to seducing women. Just as Don Juan, who is proud of his ability to seduce women, Jean takes pride in seducing and destroying men who falls for her charm, revealing in details to a priest her past sexual activities and a murder she committed.
The Hot Touch is a crime drama film which tells the story of an art forger and a businessman who have been working together for several years. However, their schemes are discovered by an art dealer, who blackmails them into forging paintings which had disappeared during World War II.