A rich family residing in a French villa treats their two hot maids like garbage. The maids decide to seduce the young son Luca who’s home for the holidays and point him towards cousin Fanny who’s in the middle of being sexually awakened.
Produced by Erwin C. Dietrich and directed by Gerard Loubeau, 1980’s Ein Sommer Auf Dem Lande (A Summer In The Country) explores the sexual awakenings of a brother and sister – Luca (Dominique Saint Claire) and Fanny (Julie Perrin), a pair of teenagers who are having difficulty understanding the urges they’ve been feeling lately. They’re spending the summer with their mother and father at a remote villa out in the country where everyone in the family is tended to by two maids (foxy French ‘blonde’ Brigitte Lahaie and curvy black chick Marie-Claude Moreau – who also pops up as a ‘row-butt’ in French Girls For Pleasure!).
Lucas can’t help but be attracted to Fanny – he even has a graphic sexual fantasy about her – but there’s more going on than that – see, he’s also really into dressing up in fancy women’s lingerie and watching himself in the mirror while he does his dirty business. Why? He had some kinda-sorta sexual experiences with his sexy aunt Martha (Jane Baker) when he was a younger man. He saw her naked and then some and as such, he became aroused at a young age and it would seem to have scarred him. We see quite a bit of this through some convenient flashbacks. At any rate, Fanny is no angel herself. She’s pretty obsessed with porno magazines and has no qualms whatsoever about reading them at night, unaware that she’s being watched by various parties including her brother and the maids, and diddling away at herself. Thankfully, the two randy maids, who enjoy one another in all of the carnal ways you would expect, are on hand and more than willing to help show these two perpetually horny kids the ropes!
This is nicely shot and well paced and gives both Brigitte Lahaie and Marie-Claude Moreau plenty of quality screen time without sacrificing the storyline. Dominique Saint Claire and very pretty Julie Perrin get plenty to do here as well, with Luca’s cross dressing fixation a key part of the story and Fanny’s obsession with pornography (der superstars de porno!) equally integral to how and why things play out they way that they do. The movie spends enough time building these two characters to ensure that when they pair of sexy maids do get in on the action there is at least some sort of a reason for it. Adding to this is the fact that the maids are treated rather poorly by everyone in the family, demeaned and degraded in front of others at certain times and quite obviously meant to be seen as ‘beneath’ the rest of the people at the villa. Interestingly enough, themes like this seem to be pretty common in continental European smut of the era.
As to the sex, it’s steamy and frequent and varied enough to hold your attention throughout. It should be noted that the version of the movie included on this disc is the softcore version. A hardcore alternate version that includes more explicit material and which is edited in a slightly different order was released by Alpha France under the title ‘Secrets d’Adolescentes’ and it runs sixty-one minutes as opposed to the eighty-five minute running time of this Blu-ray release. Complicating matters further is the existence of a ninety-one minute version that exists under the title ‘Segrete esperienze di Luca e Fanny.’ You can read some notes on the differences between the three versions here.
The hardcore version from Alpha France obviously has the benefit of being, well, hardcore, so you get to see all of the naughty action in considerably more explicit form, while the softcore version on the Blu-ray does a better job of building character and actually telling a story. Though none of the versions are technically English friendly, the story isn’t particularly tough to follow in German.
Directors: Roberto Girometti (as Bob Ghisais), Gérard Loubeau
Writers: Manlio Capoano (story), Manlio Capoano (screenplay)
Stars: Enzo Garinei, Daniela Giordano, Julia Perrin
Country: Italy | France
Release Date: 22 October 1980 (Italy)
Also Known As: Secrets d’adolescentes
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 1.14 GiB
Duration : 1h 1mn
Overall bit rate : 2 645 Kbps