MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 172 this week

The Libertine (1968)
"La matriarca" (original title)

X  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  23 December 1968 (Italy)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 369 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 8 critic

A sexy widow discovers her late husband had a secret apartment where he cheated on her. Now she decides to used the same apartment to explore her own sexuality.

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 25 titles
created 17 Sep 2011
 
a list of 159 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
a list of 626 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
 
a list of 2 titles
created 06 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Libertine" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Libertine (1968)

The Libertine (1968) on IMDb 5.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Libertine.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Ben works in a morgue. Ben's wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, ... See full summary »

Director: Didier Le Pêcheur
Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Jean-Marc Barr, Martin Petit-Guyot
Au Pair Girls (1972)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Four sexy young foreign girls come to England as au pairs and quickly become quite intimate with their employers, host families, and just about everyone else they encounter.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Astrid Frank, Johnny Briggs, Gabrielle Drake
Prison Girls (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Six female prisoners are given a weekend furlough to prepare them for their upcoming parole. While out, they all have miscellaneous sexual experiences, some good, some bad. One returns to ... See full summary »

Director: Tom DeSimone
Stars: Jacqueline Giroux, Annik Borel, Tracy Handfuss
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Known to her clients as Dagmar, she's a classy Swedish call girl in Copenhagen. After two years, she's ready quit, and we follow her on what she hopes is her last day in the trade. She ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon P. Becker
Stars: Diana Kjær, Robert Strauss, Anne Grete Nissen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Multi-narrative adaptation of Richard v. Krafft-Ebing's notorious medico-forensic study of sexual perversity.

Director: Bret Wood
Stars: Kristi Casey, David Weber, Zoe Cooper
Variety (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Christine (Sandy McLeod) takes a job selling tickets at a porno theater near Times Square. Instead of distancing herself from the dark and erotic nature of this milieu, she develops an ... See full summary »

Director: Bette Gordon
Stars: Sandy McLeod, Will Patton, Richard M. Davidson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In Zola's Paris, an ingenue arrives at a tony bordello: she's Nana, guileless, but quickly learning to use her erotic innocence to get what she wants. She's an actress for a soft-core ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Wolman
Stars: Katya Berger, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Yehuda Efroni
Whore (2013)
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Reality or your perception of it? A jealous husband, seeking the truth about his wife's infidelity, sets in motion a chain of events with unexpected consequences.

Director: Asim Abbasi
Stars: Garry Mannion, Amy Rawlings, Nico Diodoro
Blue Summer (1973)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Teenagers pack a van full of beer and go on the road in search of sexual adventures.

Director: Chuck Vincent
Stars: Davey Jones, Bo White, Lilly Bi Peep
The Libertine (2000)
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The 'philosopher' (modernist intellectual of the French 18th-century Enlightenment) Denis Diderot is part of an aristocratic circle which practices the libertarian principles on the rural ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Aghion
Stars: Vincent Perez, Fanny Ardant, Josiane Balasko
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Anne Carson, meeting the seamy side of prison life, finds that everyone thinks she knows where un-recovered bank loot is.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Richard Denning, Joan Taylor, Adele Jergens
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Harry is a man whose friends throw him night-long bachelor party on the eve of him getting married. Harry flashes back to his many female "conquests" with the go-go dancers that remind him ... See full summary »

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Walter Camp, Bonnie Clark, Dee Howard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catherine Spaak ...
Margherita aka as Mimi
...
Dr. Carlo De Marchi
...
Sandro Maldini (as Luigi Proietti)
...
Otto Frank aka as Mr. X
Renzo Montagnani ...
Fabrizio
Fabienne Dali ...
Claudia
Nora Ricci ...
Mimi's Mother
Edda Ferronao ...
Maria
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Il libraio
Gabriele Tinti ...
Man in Car
Venantino Venantini ...
Aurelio
Frank Wolff ...
Dr. Giulio, the dentist
Paolo Stoppa ...
Professor Zauri
Philippe Leroy ...
Tennis Instructor
Edit

Storyline

A sexy widow discovers her late husband had a secret apartment where he cheated on her. Now she decides to used the same apartment to explore her own sexuality.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 December 1968 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Libertine  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa #52632 dated 14 November 1968. See more »

Quotes

Fabrizio: I can admire you, can't I? Like a father, hmm? A brother? Or an uncle?
Mimi: All right, but no incest, though.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

L'amore dice 'Ciao'
By Guardabassi - Armando Trovajoli (as Trovaioli)
Sung by Andee Silver
ed incisa su disco JOKER 7020
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
stupid and offensive
24 November 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Lord, this sucked. There's a particular sort of sexual revolution flick from the 60s that manages to confuse sexual assault with sexual liberation. This film is an example. I lost track of how many times women are slapped, hit, whipped, or spanked in the film. And then there are all the times that women in the film fantasize about being slapped, hit, whipped or spanked (you know they want it, right?). Sometimes it is ostensibly part of safe fetish play-acting. Other times it plainly isn't, but you will wait in vain to see the heroine report to authorities that she has just been raped. Instead we get to hear her being lectured by her rapist about her inability to "let go".

Every scene of this film reeks of misogyny (speaking as a straight, white, married man in his late 30's, not a teenage lesbian women's studies major with a chip on her shoulder, lest you get the wrong idea).

Perhaps the one good thing about this film is that it provides a stark reminder of just how bad things really were for women only a few short decades ago.


9 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Help! Does anyone know the song... corwin215
Discuss The Libertine (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?