The sixties did not miss their effect in Belgian cinema. After the provocative exploitation film Cash? Cash! and the naughty costume drama Louisa. A Word of Love (1968), Pierre Drouot (1943) and Paul Collette made a psychological sex film with artistic ambitions: L’étreinte (The Embrace). The film was probably the most successful of a cycle of (short and feature) (s)exploitation films like Rhythm of Love (Christian Mesnil, 1968), Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kümel, 1972), Princess (Herman Wuyts, 1969) and Anti-Sex Brigade (Henri Xhonneux, 1970).