Bedroom Mazurka Uncut
Max Mikkelsen is a likeable soul, not terribly bright and awkward around
women, but harmless enough. He's a teacher at a public school and is in
line to become the new headmaster. The only problem is that school
tradition dictates the headmaster must have a wife: Max is not only a
bachelor, but a virgin and clueless about sex.
This cheesy but amiable Danish sex comedy follows Max's subsequent
journey of enlightenment about carnal pleasures. The students of the
male-only school see it in their best interest to help Max on his way -
Max is much more progressive than his older, more stuffy superiors, and
would gladly allow women into the school - and hire a stripper to those
ends. When that fails, it's up to the wife and daughter of the outgoing
headmaster to teach, the back of the DVD cover states, "their own
private lessons in human sexuality".
The surprise about all this is that while it's cheap, poorly acted and
is regrettably presented here in a woeful English dub, it is modestly
entertaining and decently plotted. That's right, it has a plot. While
billed as soft-corn porn, anyone desperately seeking copious sex best
look elsewhere, since bar a number of bare-breasted women and a few tame
sex scenes, most remained amusingly clothed in late 60s fashions; this
is more a Dainish American Pie
than Hot Blondes XI.
Only Ole Søltoft as Max gives anything approaching an entertaining
performance, the rest range between awful (the wife), eye candy (the
daughter) and forgettable (everyone else). Also curious is an
unfortunate subplot about rape accusations and the suggestion that deep
down it's what all women really desire. It's a strange addition to the
story all the more absurd because of the surrounding frivolity.
The picture quality is actually quite decent for a film of this age (and
quality) and is presented in anamorphic widescreen, despite the full
frame claim on the DVD. Also included is the film trailer and a trailer
for Gwendoline (1984) which,
with its naked chariot ladies and action-fantasy pretense, looks perfect
for an extravagant 80s sex adventure night in, and decidedly more
enticing than this passably entertaining slice of 1970s Euro-trash.