Shocking! (1976) Claude Mulot

Shocking! (1976)
Genre: Apocalypse Porn
Country: France | Director: Claude Mulot (Frederic Lansac)
Language: English or French (2 separate audio tracks)
  Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.70:1 | Length: 59mn
Dvdrip Xvid Avi - 688x368 - 1.23gb

Carole Gire (plays Ninochka & Linda)
Dawn Cumming (archive footage)
Emmanuelle Par├Ęze (plays Juliette de Courval)
Karine Gambier (plays Patricia)
Marie-Christine Chireix (as Corinne Sintes) (plays Armelle)
Jacques Insermini (plays Alex de Courval)
Gilbert Servien (plays Richard)
Jean-Louis Vattier (plays Arnold, the butler)
Thierry de Brem (in flashbacks, possibly archive footage)
Uncredited male ( in flashbacks)
Uncredited male (Man who plays the US president)
Uncredited male (Man who plays the USSR president)
Uncredited male (The son of the de Courvals)

As the world slides to nuclear war and bombs explode in the background, the de Courvals have their family problems, but become increasingly uninhibited. Juliette is uninterested in her husband. Armelle is in love with him but he will not look at her. She spies on her flatmate having sex with a man, then kicks him out. The son of the de Courvals is caught masturbating by his tutor, Patricia, but she undoes her dress and masturbates as well while remembering an encounter with Thierry de Brem on a yacht (probably archive footage). There is a dinner party and Juliette cools herself against a fan, revealing her knickerless state. The son is caught masturbating under the table cloth and sent off to bed. Then the rest of the party adjourn to watch a porn film.

It turns out that Richard features in this film and he almost leaves, but returns. Alex is turned on enough to begin to grope Patricia, and she remembers a threesome with Thierry and another male. Armelle almost masturbates and then, disgusted as the porn film reaches the point where two girls take a facial, she rushes to the bathroom. Alex goes to console her and she offers herself to him - we see a fantasy sequence - but he turns her down. But back in the main room Juliette and Patricia have leapt on Richard. Alex and Armelle join in and the butler is conscripted to make up the numbers. The son has dressed up in drag and watches from a balcony and then joins in.

All this is intercut with war sequences and shots of the leaders of the USA and USSR on the hotline. Now the mushroom clouds begin to go up and we see the US president getting a titty fuck from a busty brunette.

One of the strangest from an era of experimental filmmaking in porn. Other French films in this same genre include Pussy Talk (Le Sexe qui parle), Erotic Pleasures (Tout pour le plaisir), Kinky Ladies of Bourbon Street (Mes nuis avec...) and La Grande baise (literally: The Great Fuck). Dark, apocalyptic, but with a distinctively French tongue-in-cheek humour. If you're a film buff, you should get a kick out of this one. Creative use of black & white stock footage from the Second World War, Vietnam and probably other battle zones, too. The faked scenes at the Kremlin and White House are quite funny. Notice how the American President is drinking vodka and the Soviet Premier is drinking whiskey, while each mocks the other one. Hypocrisy on parade.