Rivers have always had a strange erotic power, and humans were getting freaky near them long before people started worrying about being clean and presentable for sex. That’s why it’s so nice to see a naked Pauline Acquart anoint her lover with a few drips of river water before they start rolling in the grass; we can feel our ancestors getting aroused.
If it weren’t for the young gentleman’s choice of facial hair, we could even pretend we were looking back in time! Sadly, chin scruff has neither the ancient connotations nor the power to arouse us. Perhaps Pauline should’ve anointed someone else.
· “Jeanne captive” (imdb.com)