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Cattivi pensieri (1976)

 |  Comedy  |  26 October 1976 (Italy)
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Mario Marani is a well-respected lawyer in late 70s Milano. He and his wonderful wife Francesca have an intense high social life. But Mario has a problem. He is obsessed by bad thoughts (... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Marani
Francesca Marani
Paolo Bonacelli ...
Antonio Marani
Piero Mazzarella ...
Yanti Somer ...
Mara Venier ...
Mrs. Bocconi
Laura Bonaparte ...
Retrosi's Lover
Mircha Carven ...
Lorenzo Macchi
Pietro Brambilla ...
Mario Marani's Lover (as Veruschka)
Orazio Orlando ...
Massimo Serato ...
Carlo Bocconi
Jean-Luc Retrosi
Mario Bernardi
Egidio Casolari


Mario Marani is a well-respected lawyer in late 70s Milano. He and his wonderful wife Francesca have an intense high social life. But Mario has a problem. He is obsessed by bad thoughts (cattivi pensieri); he is always concerned about his wife, thinking continuously to be betrayed by her. It is a nightmare, every time Mario sees Francesca talking to one of their friends immediately starts to see her and him in an hot affair. Jealousy and suspects increase and increase, till their life cross with a young man hidden inside their flat. Written by 1felco

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Italian censorship visa # 69250 delivered on 20-10-1976. See more »


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Worth seeing for Edwige Fenech
7 September 2008 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this under the title 'Who Mislaid My Wife?', but the Italian title "Bad Thoughts" makes more sense as the plot revolves around the central character's nightmare fantasies regarding his wife's infidelity. The film could be described as a sex comedy as certain parts of it are clearly played for laughs; but it's not as blatant as some of the other films in this genre and while Italian comedy has gone over my head in the past, I would have to say that this film seems to have a serious side to it. As mentioned, it's the lead character's jealousy that makes up the backbone of the plot. Lawyer Mario Marani is married to the beautiful Francesca Marani. They live the high life amongst other socialites; but their private life is an issue for the husband as he can't help but think his wife is playing away. He continually imagines her in various situations with various men but has no evidence to back up his imagination. That is until he finds a man hiding in the closet inside their home and his jealousies increase further.

Naturally the main reason I saw this film was due to the fact that it stars the beautiful Edwige Fenech. She actually keeps her clothes on for most of this film, which is unfortunate, but her performance is good and the film does at least involve her in several provocative scenes. Ugo Tognazzi (also the film's director) stars alongside Edwige and provides a convincing performance as the jealous husband; while the film also has room for cult star Luc Merenda in a small role. I do have to say that the film is a bit too long and the plot does start to become a bit tiresome in places. The film has a fragmented structure and often skips from one place to the next, which can become a bit confusing at times also. Still, there's usually enough to keep interest high (Edwige Fenech is usually enough on her own!) and the film is constantly amusing. We do get some ironic shocks at the end which are quite funny too. Overall, I wouldn't recommend anyone goes out of their way to see this film (with the exception of die hard Edwige Fenech fans!) but if you do manage to find a copy, it is at least worth seeing.

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