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The Senator Likes Women (1972)
"All'onorevole piacciono le donne (Nonostante le apparenze... e purché la nazione non lo sappia)" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  November 1975 (USA)
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Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lando Buzzanca ...
Senator Gianni Puppis
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Cardinal Maravigli
Laura Antonelli ...
Sister Hildegarde
Corrado Gaipa ...
Renzo Palmer ...
Father Lucion
Agostina Belli ...
Sister Brunhilde
José Quaglio ...
Pietro Fornari
Arturo Dominici ...
His Excellency
Eva Czemerys ...
Fantasy Woman
Anita Strindberg ...
French Ambassador's Wife
Francis Blanche ...
Father Scirer
Armando Bandini ...
Bardolino - Maravigli's Secretary
Christian Aligny ...
Puppis' Secretary
Aldo Puglisi ...
Carmelino the chauffeur
Claudio Nicastro ...
Baddoni, police captain
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Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the occasion a state visit. In his desperation Pupis turns to the clergy for spiritual and psychological help. Written by Stefan Kahrs <smk@dcs.ed.ac.uk>

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Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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Dormi serena
Lyrics and Music by Fred Bongusto and Franco Califano
Performed by Bruno Martino
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Fulci works magic no matter what the genre
3 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whenever you talk of Lucio Fulci, you immediately think of the his role as the Godfather of Gore. Films like Zombie and The House by the Cemetery are more well known by this director, but he made many films before that were comedies and westerns. This is one of his satirical comedies that is both surreal and a major did at the Catholic Church and Italian politics.

I would not presume to get all of the jokes in this film, as most are not known outside of Italy, but it was funny enough when they lampooned the Catholic Church and their involvement in Italian politics. There are also laughs aplenty at the military and the police as they attempt to stage a coup. I would not like to give away military secrets, but the clandestine operations in this film remind me so much of what our country does to it's "friends," and vice versa.

There is even a nunspoitation aspect to this film as the Presidential candidate goes to a convent to get treatment for his particular paraphilia, and manages to deflower 21 nuns in a single night. His dreams had nuns in lace habits that exposed their breasts and buttocks so that he could grab them. A nun who got left out managed to find him and they enjoyed a night of passion.

This was hilarious and sexy and surreal and irreverent. Fulci at his best.


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