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Dog Lay Afternoon (1976)
"Bestialità" (original title)

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A young girl witnesses her mother having sex with the family dog. When her father finds out, he burns the dog alive. She is so traumatized by these incidents that she later turns into a ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Philippe March ...
Juliette Mayniel ...
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Paul Muller
Ilona Staller
Franca Stoppi ...
Jeanine's Mother
Ennio Balbo
Leonora Fani ...
Lorenzo Fineschi
Cinzia Romanazzi
Marisa Valenti
Katharina Williams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rodolfo Lodi
Piero Mazzinghi
Daniela Petruzzi


A young girl witnesses her mother having sex with the family dog. When her father finds out, he burns the dog alive. She is so traumatized by these incidents that she later turns into a nymphomaniac. She moves to an island and lives there with her own dog, having sex with various guests who visit her. Written by

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16 November 1976 (Italy)  »

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Il segno sotto la pelle  »

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Jeanine: [Jeanine is have sex with her dog] Jeanine: "Darling... my love... You are not as selfish as the others. You're always coming when I you call. You... love me... You love only me alone... And not mum, right? Tell me... tell me..."
[Jeanine sees that Yvette and Paul are watching]
Jeanine: Jeanine: "Let them see how we do it. Show them! Let them see... Let them see..."
[She orgasms and screams out]
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Leanora Fani, and "Cicilona" in a real dog of a movie
19 December 2009 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

Despite a bestiality theme and the presence of Ilona "Ciciolona" Staller, this is actually a surprisingly boring movie. The opening is a doozy though. A young girl is playing outside her family's island villa when she hears strange noises. She looks in the window to see her mother going at it with the family pooch! This jaw-dropping scene is patently ridiculous (and obviously simulated--dogs don't usually favor the missionary position). Also, aside from turning on very perverted men, there is no real reason for a woman to WANT to have relations with a dog. It's not like they're great lovers (they're not very well-endowed, they're in a big hurry, and they slobber a lot). Anyway, the father walks in on this beastly congress and is apparently not happy about being cuckolded by Fido, so he ties the dog up and sets the villa on fire!

It would be hard for the movie to top this, but it really doesn't even try. Instead, it cuts to some years later when a group of jaded bourgeois types come to the island. There is A LOT of talking and the pace becomes positively glacial (if it wasn't in Italian with no subtitles, I'd swear it had turned into a French film at this point). The now-grown girl (the very pretty Leanora Fani) is still lurking around, however, strangely with the same dog (who seems no worse for the wear). One of the male guests becomes infatuated with this feral girl after she steals his camera (and after he later walks in on his wife giving her a bath). I won't give away the rest, but expect some lesbianism and a threesome (or a foursome if you count the dog).

"Cicilona" water-skies topless and dances naked at a party at one point, but I can imagine any fans of her hardcore porn work who see this thinking she is in some kind of perverted "dog movie" are going to be VERY disappointed at this slow,arty effort. I actually watched this movie more for Leanora Fani, who is prettier and far more talented than Staller, but it's not her best film either. It kind of reminded me of "L'Uomo, La Donna, y La Bestia" in its combination of art and outrage, but while that film isn't boring for one second, this film is often nothing but.

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