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Bilitis (1977)

A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

Director:

David Hamilton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patti D'Arbanville ... Bilitis (as Patricia D'Arbanville)
Mona Kristensen ... Melissa / Wife
Gilles Kohler ... Pierre / Husband
Bernard Giraudeau ... Lucas
Mathieu Carrière ... Nikias
Irka Bochenko Irka Bochenko ... Prudence
Jacqueline Fontaine ... Head Mistress
Marie-Thérèse Caumont Marie-Thérèse Caumont ... Sub-Principal
Germaine Delbat Germaine Delbat ... Principal
Madeleine Damien Madeleine Damien ... Nanny
Camille Larivière Camille Larivière ... Susy
Catherine Leprince ... Helene
Jane Buckle Jane Buckle ... Girl
Sabine Sabine ... Girl
Mirella Rancelot Mirella Rancelot ... Girl (as Mirella)
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A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bilitis See more »

Filming Locations:

Iles d'Hyeres, France See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Although the UK cinema version was complete the 1987 video release was cut by 25 secs by the BBFC to edit a sex scene implying an anal rape. The cuts were waived for the 2005 DVD. See more »

Connections

Featured in Playboy: The Story of X (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Promenade
Written and Performed by Francis Lai And His Orchestra
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"Bilitis"
31 October 2012 | by michelbourrSee all my reviews

The first Time i saw "Bilitis" in a Cinema, fascination took over the wonderful Images of David Hamilton. I think i went 6 or 7 times to watch "Bilitis" in the Cinema when it came out. I always wanted to buy the Film but couldn't get it and after many years of waiting i finally found a VHS-Cassette on a Fleamarket. My Luck: Great condition.

Unfortunately this Movie is often listed as a "Adult"-Movie, but it's not and to my opinion the most misunderstood Movie in it's Genre. This Film shows very deeply the Emotions from a Female point of view, with all up's and down's.

"Bilitis" is one of these rare Movies that must be watched more than once to really get all the fine Details in the Images and Story. Sure, it contains a lot Erotic Moments but in a very beautiful and tasteful manner, unseen before.

For me a "must have" in a Movie Collection and this is why i rate this Movie as "Excelent".

Michel Bourreau, France


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