The central character is Madame Claude, the proprietress of a business that provides escort services to wealthy men. High class, high-priced, and high rollin' best describes Madame Claude's employees. Obviously, there's more going on here than just beautiful young women talking to rich men, flattering their egos. Although there is much of that too. Claude's girls provide complete service. Given the clientele, practicing discretion and delicacy are both important for the business.
In life, when you have a great thing going, someone always comes along who wants to rain on your parade, be a fly in the ointment. And in the movie, that someone is a photographer named David Evans. David is a barely-employed photographer who hangs out at the same night clubs that some of Claude's girls, and clients, do. He takes it upon himself to collect information about the people that Claude does business with, even to the point of interfering with the girls' work. Unwittingly, David comes to the attention of some very powerful political figures, both in France and the U.S. In other words, powerful married men who would not want their secret passions exposed!
Francois Fabian (Claude) is supported by a good cast: Dayle Haddon, Klaus Kinski, Murray Head, and Robert Webber. You may know Dayle Haddon as a spokesperson for L'Oreal. She was very young here, in this movie. I would guess about 25, with a fabulous bikini body. She plays the role of Elizabeth, the newest addition to Claude's payroll. Klaus Kinski plays the billionaire, Alexander Zakis, who wants to use Elizabeth's services to teach his sensitive son how to be a man. Sergei Gainsbourg composed the soundtrack, with his partner Jane Birkin singing the theme song "Yesterday, yes a day".
If you like movies with a Euuropean flavor, nice soundtrack, beautiful women, then you will enjoy this movie. Klaus Kinski, ofcourse, is the father of actress Nastasja Kinski. And Sergei Gainsbourg is the father of actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. I highly recommend it.