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Le Coucher de la Mariée

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Directed by  Léar (Albert Kirchner)
Starring  Louise Willy
Running time  7 minutes
Initial release  1899 (France)
Producer  Eugène Pirou
Produced by  Eugène Pirou
Release date  November 1896
Country  France
Director  Albert Kirchner
Cast  Louise Willy
Le Coucher de la Mariée IFI Blog January 2014

Similar  The Kiss (1896 film), Dont Look Now, Eyes Wide Shut

Le coucher de la mariée or Bedtime for the Bride or The Bridegroom's Dilemma is a French erotic short film considered to be one of the first erotic films (or "stag party films") made. The film was first screened in Paris in November 1896, within a year of the first public screening of a projected motion picture. The film was produced by Eugène Pirou and directed by Albert Kirchner under the pseudonym "Léar".

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Scenario

Le Coucher de la Mariée IFI Blog January 2014

A newlywed couple in front of their wedding-bed after their wedding. The husband goes into raptures in front of his new wife, who simpers. She asks him to withdraw while she undresses and he puts a folding screen between them. She removes one by one the many layers of clothes she wears — a jacket, a dress, underskirts, sub-underskirts, a blouse. The husband does not stay in place, sometimes mopping his front, sometimes reading a newspaper, sometimes having lecherous looks above the folding screen. The actors send numerous glances towards the camera.

History of the movie

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The original film has been estimated to be around seven minutes long, but it had degraded to a poor condition in the French Film Archives until it was found in 1996. Only two minutes of the film have survived, which includes the undressing sequence.

Le Coucher de la Mariée Le coucher de la marie 1896 Pirou y Lar YouTube

The film was shot in a theater set, and featured actress Louise Willy who performs the striptease. It is the direct adaptation of a theater show with the same name and the same cast. The show was very popular at the time, at Olympia Theater (Paris). It was a pantomime, quite risqué, but still not explicit as the actress was not fully nude. However, because only two minutes have survived from the original seven minutes, it is impossible to see more than the striptease.

Le Coucher de la Mariée Le Coucher De La Marie 1896 Google Cinema Pinterest
Le Coucher de la Mariée Le coucher de la marie by Mulnier on artnet

References

Le Coucher de la Mariée Wikipedia


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