La Vénus à Lulu 1991
1h 30min | Comedy | 11 May 1991 (France)
Narcoleptic Finnish naturist as beautiful as Venus is on vacation in Southern France with her husband. She goes for a walk in the field naked and gets lost. A local kid takes her to his village to help her as well as brag to his friends.
A made-for-TV French comedy, similar in respects to Jaques Tati films. Basic premise is that a narcoleptic Finnish naturist (Caroline Laurence) is accidentally abandoned by her husband, nude, in Southern France. She stumbles upon a young boy (Lulu), befriends him in a field & he ‘tries’ to help her regain some clothing, although in reality tries to keep her naked at all times & merely attempts to hide her in various locations in his village & show her off to his friends. Various sub-plots run alongside this improbable narrative. Initially, the camera-work tries to hide her apparent nudity with various artifices (shrubs, long-shots, her arms etc.) but quite quickly & thereafter she’s shown full-frontally nude with the little boy & some of his friends in several extended scenes & it’s apparent that she is naked in all the shots with the boys, who take great delight in ogling her (very nice, slim, trimmed-bush, neat backsided) body. As they would. The juxtaposition of the naked woman & the apparently unnoticing boy is particularly striking. Fortunately for her it was nice & warm when the film was shot, at least.
A quirky, odd & typically French mild TV comedy. The scenes of her running about in the village, hiding from adults, with her perky breasts bobbing up & down, hand in hand with the little boy, are particularly amusing. I suspect the director’s purpose was primarily to produce a mildly erotic TV movie, as Caroline Laurence’s performance is particularly wooden, although hardly surprising as her role is mainly to be a naked woman in somewhat embarrassing situations & she’s clearly aware of this. Not a film she’d presumably be terrifically happy with in retrospect, but the boys presumably had lots of fun & have fond memories.
Director: Daniel Losset
Writer: Daniel Losset
Stars: Caroline Laurence, Paul Crauchet, Alain Mottet
Country of origin: France
Filming locations: Drôme, France
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 1.31 GiB
Duration : 1 h 25 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 2 185 kb/s