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Secret Fantasy (1971)

Il merlo maschio (original title)
R | | Comedy | 1 July 1979 (USA)
A frustrated musician makes a career out of his wife's beautiful body.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lando Buzzanca ...
Niccolo Vivaldi
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Costanza Vivaldi
Ferruccio De Ceresa ...
The psychanalyst
Elsa Vazzoler ...
Costanza's mother
Gino Cavalieri ...
Costanza's father
Luciano Bianciardi ...
Mazzacurati
Adolfo Belletti
Franco Bisazza
Gigi Bonfanti
Bruno Boschetti
Felicita Fanny ...
Whore
Edda Ferronao ...
Costanza's relative
Corrado Olmi ...
Violin teacher
Alfredo Piano
Aldo Puglisi ...
Chemist
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Storyline

Niccolò Vivaldi is a cello player and he plays in Arena di Verona Orchestra. But he is not the first and neither the second cello. He is frustrated. Nobody can remember his face, nor his name. Niccolò is married to Costanza, who is really beautiful and he takes some pictures of her naked. Later he shows the pictures to a friend and so he feels better. He starts to write a comic opera called "Il merlo maschio" only to discover later he had written Rossini's "La gazza ladra". To maintain his self-esteem he can only show his wife... Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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My favorite foreign film, sexy and clever
6 August 2002 | by (America) – See all my reviews

Underachieving string-instrument player is unfulfilled in life until he overhears his wife's Doctors discussing her naked body, and realizes that his big turn-on is letting other men "accidently" see her body! He then proceeds to arrange amusing situations in which her desirability is exposed to others, which he feels personally validated by because she is *his* wife! This is a really cute, charming little film, with an ending that will leave you cheering when the husband, with wife's trusting cooperation, finally goes far enough with his hilarious schemes to feel that he has finally proven himself!


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