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Nana (1983)

R | | Comedy, Drama | April 1983 (USA)
A beautiful and willful prostitute puts her appearance and body to use to become the toast of the town.

Director:

Dan Wolman

Writers:

Émile Zola (novel) (as Emile Zola), Marc Behm (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katya Berger ... Nana
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Le comte / Count Muffat Muffat (as Jean Pierre Aumont)
Yehuda Efroni ... Steiner / banker
Mandy Rice-Davies Mandy Rice-Davies ... Sabine
Massimo Serato ... Faucherie / Journalist
Debra Berger ... Satin
Shirin Taylor ... Zoe / Maid
Annie Belle ... Rennee
Paul Muller ... Xavier
Marcus Beresford Marcus Beresford ... Hector / Muffat's son
Robert Bridges Robert Bridges ... Fontan
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Mellies / magician
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Storyline

In Zola's Paris, an ingenue arrives at a tony bordello: she's Nana, guileless, but quickly learning to use her erotic innocence to get what she wants. She's an actress for a soft-core filmmaker and soon is the most popular courtesan in Paris, parlaying this into a house, bought for her by a wealthy banker. She tosses him and takes up with her neighbor, a count of impeccable rectitude, and with the count's impressionable son. The count is soon fetching sticks like a dog and mortgaging his lands to satisfy her whims. She bankrupts him, arranges the debauching of his wife, and seduces his son on his wedding day. What else can she accomplish before she leaves Paris airborne? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Goofs

The composer's name Ennio Morricone is misspelled as Enio Morricone on the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1980's American MGM/UA release on tape and disc was R rated and had some of the more explicit sex scenes trimmed. See more »

Connections

Version of Nana (1926) See more »

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Typical Golan, almost.
12 January 2001 | by BlackJack_BSee all my reviews

There was an interesting aspect of this film: Golan, Globus and Dan Wolman made two versions of this film. One was a PG version that they hoped to sell to T.V. and the R-Rated one that was filled with nudity. 18 year-old Katya Berger bares a lot of skin in this costume drama about a young Parisian lady who finds work at a burlesque club and then takes advantage of the perverts who come here. The film takes place in the 1880's yet one of the stars of the club has created movies. Not very exciting and very tame for today's standards. A turn-off in this film is the women who didn't shave under the arms. Ewww. Mandy Rice-Davies, who helped bring down the British Government years ago, appears in this film. Costume drama for completists or those who want to see a poor man's Brooke Shields.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nana See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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