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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Just Jaeckin (August 8, 1940, Vichy, Allier) is a French film director.


Jaeckin debuted with Emmanuelle in 1974, starring Sylvia Kristel, setting the trend for a number of European softcore films. In 1975 he directed The Story of O, starring Corinne Clery. The film met with far less acclaim than the book. It was banned in the United Kingdom by the British Board of Film Censors until February 2000.

Lady Chatterley's Lover was filmed by Jaeckin in 1981. The film starred Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant and Nicholas Clay, and portrayed the sexuality of the novel in a more graphic manner than could ever have been possible in earlier decades. The film attracted widespread publicity due to its explicit nature, but generally poor reviews and was only a moderate commercial success.

The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak (original title Gwendoline) was released in 1984, starring Tawny Kitaen. The film is loosely based on the bondage-themed comics of John Willie and on the figure of Gwendoline. François Schuiten worked as a graphic designer for the movie.

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