Just Jaeckin, director of the film “Emmanuelle” died at the age of 82

AFP French filmmaker and photographer Just Jaeckin poses on August 29, 1975 in Paris alongside Sylvia Kristel (L) and Corinne Cléry (R) on the occasion of the premiere of his film “Histoire d’O”

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French filmmaker and photographer Just Jaeckin died on Wednesday September 7, AFP learned.

CINEMA – He made the whole world feverish with « Emmanuelle ». French filmmaker and photographer Just Jaeckin died on Tuesday at the age of 82, a family spokeswoman announced to AFP on Wednesday September 7.

“Just Jaeckin, the director of Emmanuelle with Sylvia Kristel died on September 6 in Brittany following a long illness at the age of 82 (…) He died surrounded by his wife Anne, sculptor, and his daughter Julia, photographer »said his agent in a press release.

The film « Emmanuelle which made him famous was the biggest hit of 1974 in France with nearly 9 million admissions. He remained 13 years on display on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. The film, which enjoyed international success, from Japan to the United States, tells the sexual adventures of a young woman in Asia.

A talented young photographer

Originally there was a book, Emmanuelle, written by Emmanuelle Arsan in 1959. The book, which became an erotic bestseller, was later adapted into a film. The producer, Yves Rousset-Rouard, wishing to entrust the project to a young director, contacted the photographer Just Jaeckin, delighted to shoot a feature film.

A societal phenomenon, the film has been seen in cinemas by several tens of millions of spectators all over the world, many more if we take other media into account.

Available today for rent on the Amazon platform, « Emmanuelle » had been available for a time in 2020 on Netflix. Not recommended for children under 16, the film was presented as an opus ” romantic “.

Just Jaeckin will then direct ” History of O “ and, again with Sylvia Kristel, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”. Born in 1940 in Vichy, Just Jaeckin was also the owner, with his wife, of an art gallery in Paris where they exhibited paintings and sculptures, including their own.

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