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'.
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.
This anthology film consists of seven different short films, by seven different directors. Each short film revolves around one of the deadly sins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.