Valérie

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For other uses, see Valérie (given name).
Valérie
Valérie FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Denis Héroux
Produced by John Dunning
André Link
Written by John Dunning (scenario)
Louis Gauthier (dialogue)
Denis Héroux (idea)
André Link (scenario)
Richard Sadler (scenario)
Starring Danielle Ouimet
Guy Godin
Music by Joe Gracy
Michel Paje
Cinematography René Verzier
Edited by Jean LaFleur
Distributed by Cinépix Film Properties Inc. (CFP)
Release date
  • 2 May 1969 (1969-05-02)
Running time
97 min.
Country Canada
Language French

Valérie is a 1969 black-and-white Quebec film starring Danielle Ouimet, who plays Valérie, and Guy Godin. It was the first Quebec film to show nudity. [1]

Plot Summary[edit]

Valérie[1][2] is the story of a comely young woman (Danielle Ouimet) who, upon leaving a convent with the leader of a motorcycle gang, discovers the hippy culture of Montreal and turns to prostitution. This improbable storyline, made famous by the frank display of nudity and sexuality, came from a culture that was still labouring under a strong sense of Catholic guilt. It was the first of a group of films known as maple-syrup porn[3] and it turned an unprecedented gross of over a million, making it the top domestic box office film of its time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film, ed. Wyndham Wise, University of Toronto Press, 2001, p. 211
  2. ^ http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/valerie/ Retrieved Oct. 14/15
  3. ^ http://www.canuxploitation.com/article/cochons.html Retrieved Oct. 14/15

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