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my english education was never like this !!!!!!!!,
This review is from: Education Anglaise  [DVD] (DVD)Education anglaise does not refer to the learning of the English language, rather it alludes to a strict form of teaching supposedly used in Victorian times. Certainly a lot more severe than the boarding school education that I received ! The movie starts on a semi humorous note when a couple are so keen to get down to business in a hotel room that they don't even wait for the maid to finish servicing the room before they start to service each other ! Cue for much disrobing and threshing about rudely interrupted by a guy who shoots them both (the old infidelity ploy!) then turns the gun on himself ! This all takes place in France in the elegant 1930's & very quickly we get to know the hapless heroine, Sylvie, who lives with her evil uncle (her guardian, sine the demise of her parents !) - he's the type of guy to whom you'd like to see something really horrible happen. This swine bundles Sylvie off to boarding school so that he can entertain himself with not one but two women at home.
If Sylvie thought things were going to improve at school she quickly finds out otherwise as the women that run the school are similar to the Mother Superior in Silent night deadly night in that minor transgressions merit severe corporal punishment. There is also a caretaker / handyman who delights in pushing young girls around & you hope that something horrible will happen to him too ! The plot thickens when an announcement is made that a local criminal has recently escaped & very soon thereafter a new teacher arrives at the school. She quickly blends into the strict regime of corporal punishment that is dished out & invents some tortures of her own, one being a bizarre chariot race ! The girls, quite understandably, console themselves with nocturnal lesbian activities as there are no fancyable men around - cue for more full frontal action !
Retribution & reprisal are yet to come as the film delves into more perversion & strange sexual behaviour but there's a nice twist in the tale which is hinted at on the front cover photo of the DVD !
Technically speaking this is an excellent crisp print & devotees of the genre will be pleased to learn that the hitherto 1 minute & 34 seconds originally removed by the censors have now been lovingly restored !
Another hit from the aptly titled `Naughty' label !