French movies, cut and banned before the November 1971 liberalisation of the Australian censorship system.
aka African Erotica – A Happening In Africa
aka African Thrills
Directed by Zygmunt Sulistrowski / 1970 / France – Belgium – USA / IMDb
March 1971 / Rated: A / Length: 7906 feet / Time: 87:51 / Censored by 02:15 / Reason: violence and indecency / Comment: Reconstructed version
Post-November 1971 rating
An 80-minute DVD, submitted as AFRICAN EROTICA – A HAPPENING IN AFRICA (said to be AFRICAN THRILLS), was passed with an R (High level sex scenes, Nudity, Sexual violence) rating in March 2005. The applicant, Force Entertainment, released it as part of an eight-film box set titled FRENCH EROTIC COLLECTION.
For more Zygmunt Sulistrowski, see LOVE IN THE PACIFIC (1970) in this database and ANNIE: THE VIRGIN OF ST TROPEZ (1976) in Film Censorship Database No. 1.
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun
Directed by Anatole Litvak / 1970 / France – USA / IMDb
October 1970 / Rated: A / Length: 9586 feet / Time: 106:31 / Censored by 00:01 / Reason: violence
aka L’invasion (Film Censorship Board title)
Directed by Yves Allégret / 1970 / France / IMDb
October 1970 / Rated: Banned / Length: 8283 feet / Time: 92:02 / Reason: indecency
Nathalie After Love
Directed by Boris Szulzinger / 1970 / France – Italy – Belgium / IMDb
January 1971 / Rated: Banned / Length: 7700 feet / Time: 85:33 / Reason: indecency
May 1971 / Rated: Banned / Length: 7496 feet / Time: 83:17 / Reason: indecency / Comment: Reconstructed version
September 1971 / Appeal: Against refusal of the Film Censorship Board to register / Length: 7496 feet / Time: 83:17 / Result: Film to be registered SOA / Comment: Reconstructed version
The SOA rating was awarded in September 1971, just before the introduction of the new classification system. The daybill poster shows that it was eventually released with an M-rating and distributed by United Cinema and Regent Films.
Road to Salina
Directed by Georges Lautner / 1970 / France – Italy / IMDb
January 1971 / Rated: SOA / Length: 8747 feet / Time: 97:11 / Censored by 01:46 / Reason: indecency and encouragement to drug abuse
Secret Report on Prostitution
Directed by Jean-Claude Roy / 1971 / France / IMDb
January 1971 / Rated: SOA / Length: 7600 feet / Time: 84:27 / Censored by 02:40 / Reason: indecency