Emanuelle, that 1970s siren of filmic sensuality, returns in this engrossing erotic thriller involving obsession, seduction, control and vengeance. Set in contemporary Italy, wealthy Leonardo is a high-powered businessperson by day and sleazy lothario by night. At a fashion event, his eyes lock on the beautiful and innocent Francesca, a college student and part-time model. The two begin an affair, but when his advances come on too strong, Francesca rebuffs him and calls off their relationship, much to Leonardo’s frustration. Enter Emanuelle, a sexy lesbian author who draws him into her mysterious and potentially dangerous cat-and-mouse game of seduction. Far from being just an erotic film for men, co-directors Dario Germani and Monica Carpanese (who also wrote the screenplay) gives this entertaining tale a surprising S/M feminist twist.