Delicia (Isabel Sarli) is a worker in a meat-packing factory where she becomes the girl of strangers. After she makes love to her boyfriend, she is raped by a worker who uses a bed of ... See full summary »
The House of the Angel focuses on the ruling class in 1920s Argentina, a deeply repressive society where political arguments were often settled by duels, and young women were expected to be totally ignorant of sex.
Albertina, a pretty but wet university student, is hired by a bedridden widow to take care of her and her four children. Helping out around the house she soon discovers the kids live a life... See full summary »
Sandra (Isabel Sarli) was married to a racehorses landowner. They do not love each other. One day, while walking, she meets Jose Maria (Armando Bo), a hard woodsman. They become lovers; and... See full summary »
Sex scenes were filmed and added to the 1962 Isabel Sarli film originally made by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson for release in the U.S. by Cambist Films. A Director credit of 'Leo Towers' appears on-screen as a pseudonym as a result. See more »
Cora is a Mexican prostitute with typically inconsiderate johns. She is troubled by a hole in the ceiling. The hole triggers flashbacks regarding how she got to where she is; she hooked up with a gringo and got involved in digging a well. A horse thief given up for dead gives them a hand.
The mild nudity is shot in the most discreet fashion. Soon we learn the film's intention has nothing to do with titillation, despite the fact that the distribution company (Cambist) specialized in soft-core (as far as I can determine). Quite the contrary, it's a very involving and artistic film with wonderful performances. Particularly Isabel Sarli, who reminded me of a young Sophia Loren; she maintains a light spirit and carrying weight on her shoulders at the same time. I was impressed, given the other performance I had seen her in, FUEGO, which was a little more over the top (but where she also had done a convincing job, as a nymphomaniac.) It is surprising this film is not better known, given its fine direction and overall quality. The fact that it was of South American origin might have had something to do with its lack of respect, as far as recognition in the United States was concerned.
The IMDb lists a 1968 film by the same name, also starring Senora Sarli. It boasts a different cast and country of origin, so it appears to be an altogether different movie.
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