Exploits of a Young Don Juan

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Exploits of a Young Don Juan
Les exploits d'un jeune Don Juan.jpg
French film poster
Directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi
Written by Jean-Claude Carrière et al
Starring Serena Grandi, Claudine Auger, Fabrice Josso, Marina Vlady
Music by Nicola Piovani
Cinematography Luigi Verga
Running time
95 mins
Language French
Box office $1.3 million[1]

Exploits of a Young Don Juan (French: Les exploits d'un jeune Don Juan, Italian: L'iniziazione, also known as What Every Frenchwoman Wants) is a 1986 French-Italian erotic coming of age film written and directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi. It is loosely based on the novel Les Exploits d'un jeune Don Juan by Guillaume Apollinaire.[2][3]


Roger (Fabrice Josso) is a 16-year-old who seeks to lose his virginity in this softcore erotic drama. His initial efforts are unsuccessful, but World War I breaks out and men are seen marching off to battle. Roger goes overboard when he is presented with several amorous opportunities. He soon impregnates the maid, his aunt, and his sister in quick succession. Roger desperately tries to marry off the women to other men to avoid a lurid scandal.



  1. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=6279
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 8877424230. 
  3. ^ Alberto Farassino (1986-11-19). "Malizie d'altri tempi". La Repubblica. p. 24. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

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