Story of O (film)  

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Story of O is a 1975 Franco-German erotic drama film directed by Just Jaeckin. The screenplay is an adaptation of the erotic novel Story of O published in 1954 by Pauline Réage.



A young woman fashion photographer known only as O is taken by her lover René to Château Roissy, where she is subject to various sexual sadomasochistic rituals. She leaves wearing a ring as a sign of her initiation.

O meets a model called Jacqueline whilst René introduces O to Sir Stephen H, who was raised as René's brother, and the two men share O. Jacqueline moves into O's flat, and is seduced by her. O is then sent by Sir Stephen to the country house of Anne-Marie where she and other young women are prepared to be branded by Sir Stephen.

O's visit concludes with Sir Stephen's inserting rings into her labia and being branded with his initials. Sir Stephen then shares her with two other men, the commander and Ivan.

Later Sir Stephen, O, Jacqueline and René visit the commander's home in Brittany for a party and O takes Jacqueline to Roissy where she will be trained to serve Rene. Some time after that, O asks Sir Stephen if he would endure the same punishments and experiences that she has undergone to show her unconditional love for him. When he says "I suppose so," she suddenly burns his hand with a hot cigarette holder, leaving there a circle, or an O.


  • Corinne Cléry as O
  • Udo Kier as René
  • Anthony Steel as Sir Stephen
  • Jean Gaven as Pierre
  • Christiane Minazzoli as Anne-Marie
  • Alain Noury as Ivan
  • Martine Kelly as Therese
  • Jean-Pierre Andréani as Eric, maître
  • Gabriel Cattand as The commander
  • Henri Piégay as Maître
  • Florence Cayrol as Yvonne


The film was unable to get a British release certificate from the BBFC in 1975.

The film has been given a rating of 40% by Rotten Tomatoes.

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