Manina, the Girl in the Bikini

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Manina, the Girl in the Bikini
Original French-language poster
Directed by Willy Rozier
Written by Willy Rozier, Xavier Vallier
Starring Brigitte Bardot, Jean-François Calvé
Release date(s) 1952 (France)
24 October 1958 (US)
Running time 86 minutes
Country France
Language French

Manina, the Girl in the Bikini is a 1952 French film starring Brigitte Bardot.


When a 25-year-old Parisian student, Gérard Morere, hears a lecture about a treasure Troilus lost at sea after the Peloponnesian War, he thinks he knows where it is, thanks to a discovery he made five years before when diving near the island of Levezzi. He gets friends and an innkeeper to invest in his dream, enough to get him to Tangiers where he convinces a cigarette smuggler, Erick, to take him to the island. There he finds Manina, the light-keeper's daughter, 18 and beautiful and pure. Erick thinks Gérard may have conned him, but Gérard's belief in the treasure compels patience. Dives by day and romance at night. Can Gérard's romantic ideas survive in the harsh rocks of Levezzi?

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