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Joy (1983)

R | | Drama | 27 July 1983 (France)
This is the story about Joy who falls in love with an older man (she has been looking for her missing father all her life), and then travels around Paris with him and his other female ... See full summary »


Sergio Bergonzelli (as Serge Bergon)


Sergio Bergonzelli (as Serge Bergon), Christian Charrière | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia Udy Claudia Udy ... Joy
Gérard-Antoine Huart Gérard-Antoine Huart ... Marc (as Gerard Antoine Huart)
Agnès Torrent Agnès Torrent ... Margo (as Agnes Torrent)
Elisabeth Mortensen Elisabeth Mortensen ... Joelle
Claire Nadeau Claire Nadeau ... Directrice
Danielle Godet ... Joy's mother
Michel Caron Michel Caron ... Jean-Albert, Joy's father
Rémy Azzolini Rémy Azzolini ... TV MC (as Remy Azzolini)
Jeffrey Kime Jeffrey Kime ... Helmut
Septimiu Sever Septimiu Sever ... The master (as Sever Septimu)
John Stocker John Stocker ... George Miller
Jérôme Tiberghien Jérôme Tiberghien ... Johnny (as Jerome Tiberghien)
Kenneth Legallois Kenneth Legallois ... Bruce
Manuel Gélin Manuel Gélin ... Alain (as Manuel Gelin)
Geoffrey Carey Geoffrey Carey ... David


This is the story about Joy who falls in love with an older man (she has been looking for her missing father all her life), and then travels around Paris with him and his other female companion, experiencing a broad range of sexual encounters. Written by Ørnås

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Canada | France



Release Date:

27 July 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Joy - 1 1/2 Stunden wilder Lust See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ATC 3000, Moviecorp IX See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

A French version of this film was shot simultaneously, with the same cast and crew. See more »


Referenced in Night Heat: Beauty Is as Beauty Does (1987) See more »

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Pretty weak "Emmanuelle" knock-off
11 March 2009 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

This movie is supposedly based on an erotic autobiography by one "Joy Laury". Obviously, it is another knock-off (a French-Canadian one this time) of the 1974 European film "Emmanuelle". Although they were never exactly good, I kind of like the 1970's "Emmanuelle"-type films, but this, uh, genre, had grown really tired by 1983, and this film really adds nothing new. It's not as well-made as the early Sylvia Kristel "Emmanuelle" films. It's not as erotic as some of the earlier "Emmanuelle" knock-offs like the German film "Vanessa". And it's not nearly as demented and weird as some of the "Emmanuelle", um, re-imaginings like the notorious Joe D'Amato-Laura Gemser "Black Emanuelle" series (which featured cannibals, snuff films, etc.). Canuck actress Claudia Udy plays a model who's dating a rock musician, but then falls madly in love with an older man. She finds some success after a modeling shoot and goes to America to appear in a movie (which looks like it's even worse than this one). Despite a lot of temptation, she stays more or less faithful to her new love, but then she discovers he WANTS her to have sex with five guys at a time while he watches.

Okay, Udy has a very nice body, but I've seen her in other stuff and she just can't act. It also doesn't help that she and everyone else are very badly dubbed into English. Segio Begonzelli is an interesting director (notice I didn't say "good"), but this is by far his least interesting film. It's too stylized and very pretentious (there's one scene where "Joy" discards her panties, spreads her legs, and displays herself as part of some half-assed art exhibit, which we're supposed to believe is high art). I sometimes find the European pretentiousness and the ridiculous dialogue amusing in these films, but here it's mostly just annoying. I do (kind of) like these kind of films, but this one just didn't do it for me.

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