Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Yuri Kuzmenko - Dafnis i Khloya / Daphnis and Chloe (1993)


Based on the classic tale "Daphnis and Chloe" by Greek author Longus, this is a story of two children, a boy and a girl, who are each abandoned by their parents and left alone on a mountainside. The boy is found and adopted by a goatherd who names him "Dafnis". The girl is found and taken in by a shepherd, who names her "Khloya". They both live in the same village, and grow up to be attractive adolescents. One day, Dafnis sees Khloya swimming naked in the sea and becomes physically attracted to her. The two soon fall in love, but their families object to their romance, and forbid them to see each other. Dafnis becomes so despondent, he decides to jump off a cliff and kill himself. As he lies injured on the ground, Khloya comes to Dafnis in a vision and saves him. Dafnis is now more determined than ever to reunite with Khloya, but first he will have to fight off an unwanted male suitor, and save Khloya from a violent brute who's determined to have her for himself. There are a whole bunch of other subplots involving infidelity, the discovery of a homosexual encounter that results in murder, and divine intervention, but the basic love story is all I could extrapolate in detail from this Russian language production. Khloya is played by the stunningly beautiful 16 year old Olga Keyzerova, who bares all in several fully nude scenes. This is the only film that Miss Keyzerova has ever appeared in, so if you want to witness this heavenly beauty in all her naked splendor, "Dafnis i Khloya" is the one movie that can deliver the goods! There is also a fair amount of male nudity for those who may enjoy it.