The film is split into four erotic themed stories: The Tide, Philosopher Thérèse, Countess Báthory and Lucrezia Borgia, which respectively involve the loss of virginity, masturbation, bloodlust and incest.
Borowczyk’s first sin? By some critical accounts, this film is when Boro went too far with his soft-core, erotic provocations, leaving behind “art” in favor of exploitation. That didn’t stop it being a huge hit in France (surprise!), but with the result of dangerously damaging Boro’s reputation.
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