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Private Vices, Public Pleasures (1976)
"Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù" (original title)

 -  Drama | History  -  6 May 1976 (Italy)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lajos Balázsovits ...
Pamela Villoresi ...
Franco Branciaroli ...
Teresa Ann Savoy ...
Mary (as Therese Ann Savoy)
Laura Betti ...
Ivica Pajer ...
Zvonimir Crnko
Umberto Silva
Demeter Bitenc
Susanna Javicoli
Anikó Sáfár
Ilona Staller ...
Woman in orgy
Gloria Piedimonte
Cesare Barro
Luigi Marturano


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Written and Performed by Tamás Cseh
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History lesson
18 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Which makes it sound dull, but more on that later. Read the review by ArpadGabor to get some background information on the historical context of the movie. The motives are clear in the movie, but it shines a new light on some things I guess. One thing is for sure though: If people mistake this as pornography (as the reviewer also wrote), they are dead wrong.

This is like a study of society. One sided (rich people) it may be, but it's still vaguely intriguing to see how boredom gets them and pushes them to do crazy things. Like the scene almost at the beginning in the hay, which coincidently is the only scene that actually could lead to the pornographic conclusion. We do have a lot of nudity though and the love making is diverse.

Some people will be offended by that (especially because we're not only seeing "regular" couples/intercourse). This is by no means titillating or anything, but appalling? Maybe, depends on your threshold for such things.

You also don't really know the background on most of the people on screen or their relationship towards each other. While this adds to the mystery it's also frustrating and not really satisfying (no pun intended). A little more background and a little more fleshed out characters would've gone a long way. As it is, it's a decent film, with a neat message

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