Saturday, April 5, 2014

SARA (1997): A Polish Teen's Unrequited Love for Older Man

Here's the plot summary posted on IMDb for Sara (1997):
The forty-something Leon [Boguslaw Linda] who used to be with special forces is now an alcoholic after his wife left him. He gets a call to meet a mobster who's looking for a bodyguard. When he arrives the mobster refuses to hire him because he can tell he's an alcoholic, but when he saves his life a few minutes later, the gangster is very appreciative and gives Leon the job. 
He's not hired to protect the gangster, but the gangster's 16-year-old daughter, Sara [Agnieszka Wlodarczyk]. At first she is annoyed by him and is rebellious and won't cooperate with him, but when he saves her life and takes a bullet for her, she falls in love with him. She makes advances towards him telling him she wants him to be her man. 
Naturally, he refuses her at first because he knows her father would kill him. Eventually he gives in and they become secret lovers. They're in love but how long can they continue their relationship before her father finds out? And what will he do when he finds out?

In The Allure of Nymphets, I wrote about what makes a nympholept attractive to nymphets. This Polish film is another example of one of the ways in which a(n) (older) man can increase a teen's attraction, which is by resisting her initial advances. For example, 40-year-old Leon repeatedly rejected 16-year-old Sara's advances until she literally begged him to take her: 
"Please. I'll never do anything stupid. I'll only listen to you [...] I love you. I'll be with you forever. I'll have your children"

Leon even tried to dissuade Sara by pointing out his grey hair, but after Sarah tried to rub her fingers through Leon's grey, she asked:
"Why can't a 40-year-old man love a 16-year-old girl?"
Leon must not have read Steele's Date Young Women For Men Over 35, where Steele writes that young women are attracted to gray hair. 

Interestingly, Leon's father responded to Sara's question with a question of his own:
"And why can't a man in his 60s love a 12-year-old girl?"

Ultimately, Leon couldn't resist the allure of a nymphet, and after scolding Sara for skipping school, he would take her back to his place for age-gap sex. 

In contrast, Sara's other bodyguard was too needy, and unsurprisingly, Sara rejected his advances. He confessed:
"I know everything about you. I know how tall you are, how much you weigh, what your shoe size is, and your bra [size] [...] I even know when you have your period.
Lastly, Agnieszka Wlodarczyk was 16 when Sara was filmed. The age of consent in Poland is 15; however, Agnieszka's multiple nude scenes were (literally, but not figuratively) non-sexual. 

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