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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ...
Enzo Cerusico ...
Carlos Ballesteros ...
Don Sancho de Villafáñez
María Álvarez
Don Rodrigo
Fedra Lorente ...
Francisco Cecilio ...
Cardenal (as Fco. de Cecilio)
Carmen Martínez Sierra ...


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Comedy | Drama






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18 October 1976 (Spain)  »

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La lozana andalusa  »

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Mediocre but very successful rendition based on the classic picaresque book written by Francisco Delicado
27 April 2017 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

This amusing film packs a description of the life in Rome's underworld during the first third of the 16th century . It stars Rampin (Enzo Zerusico) who lives with his aunt Napolitana (Diana Lorys) , he is a rogue who dedicates himself to swindle , fakes and tricks . An old woman gives him a servant , the sexually precocious Lozana (Maria Rosa Omaggio) , she makes an agreement with him so that he becomes his pimp , for a time , her prostitute , servant and lover . She installs in a house she owns , she begins her new life as a prostitute and her panderer Rampin . After few years, she becomes the madame of a brothel .

¨La Lozana Andaluza¨ film displays a satiric line (as well as the original book and other novels of the picaresque theme , as Lazarillo De Tormes conceived as a strong critic done by the humanists) , because it unveils the moral decadence of Rome , and all the characters displayed — from the bishops to the villains — appear surrounded by a world of corruption , deceives and prostitution . There is a lot of nudism , erotic scenes , scatological and the sexual elements prevail during the cinematic narration : there are descriptions of a ménage à trois , sexual organs , uninhibited allusions and other lousy elements . But here stands out the gorgeous Maria Rosario Omaggio and her famous shower that was a total success by the time . The picture is full of known secondary actors, usual of the 60, and 70s , such as : Carlos Ballesteros , Rafael Alonso , Alfonso Del Real , Josele Román , Rafael Hernández , José María Prada , Mirta Miller , Francisco Cecilio , May Heatherly , Emilio Fornet , Fedra Lorente , Ricardo Diaz , Antonio Casas , Junior dressed in woman clothes and many others . Being freely based on ¨The Portrait of Lozana: The Lusty Andalusian Woman , it is a book written in Venice by the Spanish editor of the Renaissance , Francisco Delicado , in 1528, after he escaped from Rome due to the anti-Spanish sentiment that up rose after the sack of Rome a year earlier . Published anonymously , and was considered as obscene , the book is considered as descendant of Celestina (written some thirty years before by Fernando De Rojas) because of the literary genre , the novel in dialogue , and one of the earliest manifestations of the picaresque novel . Lozana's influence became evident in Italian contemporary works . It is an eloquent , realistic testimony of the manners and life in the Roman underworld from the years 1513 to 1524 and the ulterior attack by the imperial forces of Charles V in 1527 that led to the finalisation of the first period of the Renaissance.

It contains an evocative and atmospheric musical score by Antón Garcia Abríl . Colorful cinematography by Raúl Pérez Cubero , filmed on location in Rome , Toledo , Cáceres and Alcalá De Henares . This Spanish/Italian motion picture co-production was regularly directed by Vicente Escrivá . He was a writer , producer and director , known for successful films throughout a long career with hits as Balarrasa (1951) , Sor Intrépida (1952) , Un Traje Blanco (1956) , Montoyas and Tarantos (1989) , 2 films starred by Rafael : El Angel , El Golfo , and 3 starred by Maria Rosario Omaggio : Visanteta Estáte Quieta , El Virgo De Visanteta and La Lozana Andaluza . He also made some TV series such as : Lleno Por Favor , Manos a La Obra , Farmacia De Guardia , and Réquiem En Granada at his best . Rating : 4.5/10 , average .

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