Jack Cardiff's GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE follows the on-and-off-road adventures of Rebecca (Marianne Faithfull), a beautiful young woman who can only find freedom on two wheels. Rebecca leaves her nice-guy husband (Roger Mutton) and--wearing nothing but a fur-lined leather jumpsuit--hops on her beloved motorcycle to meet up with her lover (Alain Delon). This 1968 erotic film combines trippiness, existentialism, and gorgeous footage of the European countryside to create a unique and intriguing tale. The lovely young Faithfull, then-girlfriend of Mick Jagger and a singer in her own right, was a major sex symbol of the Swinging London scene. Her sexy role here garnered plenty of attention. The movie is one of only a handful of films directed by Cardiff, a renowned and prolific cinematographer.
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Theatrical release: 1968.
The film is based on a book by Andre Pieyre De Mandiargue called LA MOTOCYCLETTE.
Director Jack Cardiff became involved in movies when he was only 4 years old, a child actor in British films. By age 13 he was working as a camera assistant.
Jack Cardiff won an Academy Award for cinematography in 1947 for BLACK NARCISSUS.
The film was made in both French and English for its original theatrical release. According to director Jack Cardiff, the French version got a great response from viewers in Paris.