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

X  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  23 December 1968 (Italy)
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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.


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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 ...
Fabienne Dali ...
Nora Ricci ...
Mimi's Mother
Edda Ferronao ...
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Il libraio
Gabriele Tinti ...
Man in Car
Venantino Venantini ...
Frank Wolff ...
Dr. Giulio, the dentist
Paolo Stoppa ...
Professor Zauri
Philippe Leroy ...
Tennis Instructor


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.

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23 December 1968 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Libertine  »

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


Mimi: What do you do?
Mr. X: My life is incredibly boring.
Mimi: Oh, how interesting!
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »


L'amore dice 'Ciao'
By Guardabassi - Armando Trovajoli (as Trovaioli)
Sung by Andee Silver
ed incisa su disco JOKER 7020
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If you mixed Barbarella & 9 1/2 weeks...
20 September 2002 | by (By the Bay, CA) – See all my reviews

Very cute and erotic movie made in 1969! ;-) I found it on Netflix and was intrigued. The movie has all the stylish glamour of the 60s with lots of sex!

Young widow uses dead husband's bachelor apt for sexual exploration. She sleeps around and ends up falling in love.

Lots of a nakedness and laughs! I'd recommend it!

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