Just Jaeckin

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Just Jaeckin
Born (1940-08-08) 8 August 1940 (age 79)
Vichy, Allier, France
OccupationDirector, producer, writer

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

Early life[edit]

He was born in Vichy, France during the Second World War, but left with his mother and father for England. Following the end of hostilities, he returned to France where he studied art and photography, before and after serving with the French Army: while with the army, he shot photographs to commission.[citation needed]

Film career[edit]

Jaeckin debuted with Emmanuelle in 1974, starring Sylvia Kristel, a French softcore film which began a series. In 1975 he directed Histoire d'O (English title: Story of O), starring Corinne Cléry. 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.

A version of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981) followed. Featuring Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant and Nicholas Clay.[1] The film gained widespread publicity owing to its explicit nature, but received 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.

A 1986 article in the Los Angeles Times linked Jaeckin and actress Mary Louise Weller to "an upcoming French film."[2]

Jaeckin later retired from making films. He lives in France with his wife Anne and continues to do photography and sculpture.[citation needed]


As director[edit]

Theatrical releases[edit]

Television releases[edit]

  • Salut champion, episode Formule 1 (1981)
  • Salut champion, episode Moto story (1981)

As writer[edit]


  1. ^ Variety Staff (December 31, 1980). "Lady Chatterley's Lover". Variety. Archived from the original on November 6, 2012.
  2. ^ NANCY MILLS. (1986, August 10). SUMMER STARS :[Home Edition 4]. Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext),p. 5. Retrieved May 23, 2011, from Los Angeles Times. (Document ID: 57998634).

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