Girl on a Motorcycle
Director: Jack Cardiff Run Time: 91 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1968
Starring: Marianne Faithfull, Alain Delon, Roger Mutton
Release Date: September 12, 1968
Marianne Faithfull stars as Rebecca, a bored housewife who bolts from her home in the French countryside to visit her lover, Daniel, in Germany. Wearing nothing but a form-fitting black leather suit (the film was originally called Naked Under Leather in the U.S.), the lusty Rebecca races across the country, and in flashback remembers the start of their affair. She recalls the initial, furtive glances in her father’s bookstore, her elaborate sexual fantasies and their long-awaited consummation. Most important of all is the motorcycle itself, a gift from Daniel that seems to give her more pleasure than any man could deliver.
Directed by legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff in pulsating psychedelic hues, GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE has emerged from obscurity to become more than a cult favorite; it is a touchstone film of 1960s Euro youth culture.