Bora Bora


1h 30m 1970

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Feb 1970
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Finarco Film; Franco London Film
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Following a marital rift, cynical Roberto Ferris follows his wife, Marita, to Tahiti but learns that she has checked out of her hotel without leaving a forwarding address. He meets Susanne, a masochistic nymphomaniac who has chosen the Polynesian way of life because it allows her to indulge her sensualism. Eventually Ferris learns that his wife is living on the island of Bora Bora with Mani, her young Polynesian lover. Upon arriving on Bora Bora and having his offer of reconciliation rejected by Marita, Ferris decides to stay on in order to discover what it is about the island that fascinates her. The natives offer him both a place to sleep and a 15-year-old virgin for a companion. To prove his virility to Marita, Ferris takes a native woman, Tehina, for his mistress. The islanders build the couple a beach shack, and Marita, almost in spite of herself, supervises the construction. When the indolent Tehina eventually leaves, Marita moves into her husband's shack; then, to prove himself as a lover, Ferris offers both his home and wife to Mani. Afterwards, overcome by jealousy, Ferris attacks Mani as he emerges from the shack. Mani, however, easily defeats Ferris with a few well-placed kicks and walks away. Realizing that they are incapable of adapting to Polynesian life, Ferris and his wife burn the beach shack and leave the island.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Feb 1970
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Finarco Film; Franco London Film
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Released in Italy in 1968; running time: 100 min. Opened in Paris in November 1969. Filmed in the Society Islands.