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Private Vices, Public Pleasures (1976)

Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù (original title)
Rudolf is a good-natured pan-sexual golden boy, who cavorts on his rural estate with a host of beautiful, aristocratic lovers and friends of both sexes. He refuses to leave his country ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lajos Balázsovits ...
Pamela Villoresi ...
Sofia
Franco Branciaroli ...
Duke
Teresa Ann Savoy ...
Mary (as Therese Ann Savoy)
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Therese
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Zvonimir Crnko
Umberto Silva
Demeter Bitenc
Susanna Javicoli
Anikó Sáfár
Ilona Staller ...
Woman in orgy
Gloria Piedimonte
Cesare Barro
Gino Marturano ...
(as Luigi Marturano)
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Rudolf is a good-natured pan-sexual golden boy, who cavorts on his rural estate with a host of beautiful, aristocratic lovers and friends of both sexes. He refuses to leave his country idyll even though he has been ordered to by the Emperor, his father. Written by lament

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From another time.
20 February 2015 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Lots of information here in other reviews about the films historical context and ambitions, and also the directors other work and background. For me this film is from a time when film makers were not tied to mast of narrative, long lingering shots abound, with beautiful graceful composition , and the camera holding on little moments of reverie. The nudity is irreverent and celebratory , again capturing candid moments, and as one reviewer stated an almost dream like atmosphere is achieved. Also the use of diagetic and non-diagetic sound is playfully used and intertwined, with musicians playing the soundtrack itself on screen. A wonderful example of European cinema from a lost time.


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