MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 30,545 this week

The Invisible Woman (1969)
"La donna invisibile" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  5 December 1969 (Italy)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 25 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 204 titles
created 28 Jun 2011
 
a list of 199 titles
created 08 Dec 2012
 
a list of 1348 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Invisible Woman (1969)

The Invisible Woman (1969) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Invisible Woman.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hornets' Nest (1970)
Drama | Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A commando unit is dropped behind the German lines in Italy and its mission is to blow up a strategic dam. However, the unit is ambushed and only its leader survives. He is picked up by a ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Karlson, Franco Cirino
Stars: Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni
Cop or Hood (1979)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Georges Géret, Jean-François Balmer
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Respectable lawyer Peter picks up Anna, an Italian woman of dubious virtue, from the club and takes her back to his Uncle's place. They soon discover they are not alone. A gunman Quill (Julian Mateos), is waiting for them.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Frank Wolff, Fernando Rey
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Broke French ex-paratrooper turned amateur boxer Michel Maudet becomes bodyguard for the fugitive corrupt banker Ferchaux.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Vanel, Michèle Mercier
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A dedicated British scientist tests the possibility of brainwashing. If the experiment succeeds, he will stop loving his wife.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements
Scarred (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A 16 year old girl turns to prostitution to support her baby and encounters a treacherous underworld of pimps, hookers and johns while doing her best to maintain her hopes and dignity.

Director: Rosemarie Turko
Stars: Jennifer Mayo, Jackie Berryman, David Dean
Lulu (Video 2005)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Leon Mortier, a wealthy publisher, whilst driving through the forest one day, stops when he sees Lulu walking down the long narrow road. She gets into the car. Leon is amused and intrigued ... See full summary »

Directors: Victor Nieuwenhuijs, Maartje Seyferth
Stars: Vlatka Simac, Titus Muizelaar, Hugo Metsers
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alfred has always been down on his luck. An unlucky baby, he turns into... an unlucky child before metamorphosing into... an unlucky teenager! As an adult, he manages to become an architect... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Richard
Stars: Pierre Richard, Anny Duperey, Jean Carmet
Sci-Fi | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský
Stars: Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jean-Paul rebels against his bondage to his uncle, the Marquis de St. Malo, and journeys to the far-off Mayan hills of Guatemala seeking a hidden treasure. He is the rightful heir to his ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, Finlay Currie
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In einem Brüsseler Altersheim lehnen sich die Bewohner mit Unterstützung von Pflegerin Claire und Sozialhelfer Jacques gegegn die Bevormundung durch die Direktion auf. Ein ernstes und ernst... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Lamy
Stars: Claude Jade, Jacques Perrin, Ann Petersen
Slayground (1983)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Thieves run over a child while escaping after a robbery. A deadly hitman who likes to taunt his targets is hired to track them down. Stone moves to England, but the assassin follows. Loosely based on Donald Westlake's cult crime novel.

Director: Terry Bedford
Stars: Peter Coyote, Mel Smith, Billie Whitelaw
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Laura
Carla Gravina ...
Delfina
Anita Sanders ...
Anita
Silvano Tranquilli ...
Andrea
Gigi Rizzi ...
Carlo
Elena Persiani ...
Tania
Gino Cassani ...
Tania's husband
Raúl Martínez ...
Osvaldo
Franca Sciutto ...
Maid
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 December 1969 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Fantasies of a Sensuous Woman  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
THE FANTASIES OF A SENSUOUS WOMAN (Paolo Spinola, 1969) **1/2
22 August 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I followed Salvatore Samperi's MOTHER'S HEART (1969) with this equally unknown item, which has more in common with it than would at first appear (i.e. the presence of the same actress, Carla Gravina – even if it's actually one she seems to hate and would rather forget about!); the film is more of a bourgeois melodrama though still featuring the 'obligatory' political statements of the time. It's based on a novel by one of Italy's major literary figures, Alberto Moravia: his existentialist work was fashionable during this particular era in cinema in view of such adaptations as CONTEMPT (1963) and THE EMPTY CANVAS (1964); I own both of these but, while I love the former, have yet to check out the latter.

Incidentally, the movie is perhaps best ranked as "Arthouse" but it's still listed in the indispensable "Stracult" book – on which author Marco Giusti (whom I saw numerous times at the 2004 Venice Film Festival) is particularly hard on, calling it "terrible" and citing "extreme boredom" as its main offense! The narrative details the fading relationship between a husband (Silvano Tranquilli) and wife (Giovanna Ralli); by the way, the original title (of book and film) translates to THE INVISIBLE WOMAN – obviously, it has nothing at all to do with the 1940 spoof on the Universal horror series! – a fact which is treated more than figuratively here, so that we get the man literally looking through his spouse (at one point, even describing in detail a stain on the wall which her body is actually blocking!) and virtually ignoring her at every turn (foreshadowing in a way the would-be missing child episode from Luis Bunuel's THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY [1974]]. One aspect that is confusing until the final revelation (but more on this later) is the ambiguous presence of Carla Gravina in the couple's household: she seems to be a glorified maid, yet is never really considered an inferior – she may not be invited to the Opera with them, but does make it to society parties and private gatherings (which often descend into displays of hedonism); this was, after all, a time in which liberal attitudes were gaining the upper hand everywhere!

The film tends to wander and can, therefore, lead to stretches of tedium – but it's handled with some style (which probably has more to do with the period in which it came out rather than the director's individual skill, whom I wasn't familiar with in the first place) and the performances are pretty good (though Giusti had personally found Ralli's studied approach to the role risible). Besides, the two leading ladies – both of whom appear in the nude – look divine throughout (their scenes together, then, emanate a distinct erotic charge)…and, once again, we get a fine score courtesy of the ubiquitous Ennio Morricone! Which brings us to the climax: there had already been traces of surrealism in the film – blurring fact and fiction a' la Bunuel's BELLE DE JOUR (1967; whose influence on this one is palpable) in the incidents where Ralli spies on Tranquilli in bed with Gravina only to wake up and find he's always been there beside her and, later, Ralli shooting Gravina out of jealousy during a hunting party (a sequence which is a clear nod to Jean Renoir's THE RULES OF THE GAME [1939] down to the 'accidental' victim) before we realize that they're still on their way to the appointed meeting place – but the ending (so as not to blatantly spell out the nature of this incredible twist, I'll just say that it anticipates FIGHT CLUB [1999] by 30 years!) must have seemed highly preposterous at the time.

In the end, neither MOTHER'S HEART nor THE FANTASIES OF A SENSUOUS WOMAN (a suggestively lurid title it doesn't really live up to) – incidentally, apart from co-star and composer, both also share scriptwriter Dacia Maraini – can be considered exactly good films (hence the "Average" rating for both), but each emerges a definite curio for a variety of reasons.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Invisible Woman (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?