Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Three short films are gathered together in Collections Privées. The first is L'Ile Aux Sirenes (Island of the Sirens), directed by Just Jaeckin. In the story, a wealthy lout who is out yachting is washed overboard and winds up on an island where his sexual whims are catered to by four beautiful women. He is having a truly paradisiacal time until he discovers what they really relish about him. The second is Le Labyrinthe d'Herbes, directed by Shuji Terayama. The prostitute mother of the young man in this story used to sing him to sleep as an infant and toddler with a certain song. Now that he is approaching sexual maturity, he is obsessed by the need to find out what the words were to her song. The last film included is L'Armoire, directed by Walerian Borowczyk. In it, a Folies-Bergère dancer rents herself out to a wealthy and jaded Parisian who is shocked to discover where she has hidden her child in order to accommodate his sexual pleasure.
childhood, maturity, sex