A provincial girl is entangled in the mod morality of London.

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Joanna Sorrin
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Gordon
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Joanna Sorrin, a whimsical and fanciful country girl, goes to London to follow a fashion design course. She comes into contact with the capital's young jet set and becomes the mistress of Gordon, the black owner of a night club. Unfortunately her lover happens to kill a man and is sent to jail. As she is pregnant from Gordon, Joanna returns to her parents'home. But the young woman has not yet said her last word. She WILL be back in Swingin' London ! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Joanna is mad, mod, the best!

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Panavision is the first thing to be credited. The production seal follows. Then, "This film is entirely fictional..." appears on the screen. Director Michael Sarne is then credited, followed by the rest of the crew members. The actors are not credited. The title of the film appears last and blinks on and off in neon, soft-focus letters. See more »

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Hello Heartaches
Music and Lyrics by Rod McKuen
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Mod window-dressing and flights-of-fancy
4 June 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Michael Sarne wrote and directed this odd, sometimes-charming, sometimes-not chronicle of a wide-eyed art student in '60s London who falls in with a decadent crowd. Helium-voiced Genevieve Waite is like a cross between Anne Heche and Shirley Temple. She has fantasies of bathing nude in a pond full of lilies and being dried off by her girlfriend dressed as a maid, and later one featuring the same friend being strangled by her lover. "Joanna" is incongruous: Sarne is in love with old-fashioned trappings and different techniques, and some of his shots are delectable (Waite crossing a bridge at sunset, or running down a pathway lined with trees). But the film's eye-candy needs something substantial to go with it, and I never understood the leading character or felt anyone on-screen did either (at one point, the girlfriend says to Joanna, "I don't sleep around as much as you do", but we never get the impression that Joanna is promiscuous--she seems only to want true love). Donald Sutherland gives the film's only solid performance as a fey Lord and the sharp, canny editing keeps the picture popping; otherwise, the movie is just a Mod bauble, and only a hint of true cleverness is left behind. ** from ****


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