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Maladolescenza (1977)

A teen boy grows from playing and fighting with his German-shepherd dog, to playing kids and adult games with two equally young girls, in a dream-like forest which eventually turns eerie, and somber.

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Lara Wendel ...
Laura
Eva Ionesco ...
Silvia
Martin Loeb ...
Fabrizio
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A teen boy grows from playing and fighting with his German-shepherd dog, to playing kids and adult games with two equally young girls, in a dream-like forest which eventually turns eerie, and somber.

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Drama | Romance

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6 May 1977 (Italy)  »

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Playing with Love  »

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1.66 : 1
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Maladolescenza is banned in Germany since 28th of July 2006. With consideration of German laws it is child-pornography (Paragraph 184 b StGB). See more »

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In the end before the ending credits there is a quote from the hungarian author Kosztolányi Dezsö which in the movie mistyped "Deszo Kosztolanyi" See more »

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La Città segreta
Composed by Giuseppe Caruso
Directed by Giuseppe Caruso
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Beautifully made,yet disturbing and perverse film.
1 November 2006 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A young boy named Fabrizio and girl Laura must psychically explore their budding sexuality.Things get complicated when arrogant Silvia enters the picture & our young hero is drawn to her and Laura now feels ignored.They begin playing cruel games and tormenting her.For instance,during a game of hide and seek Laura finds them lying naked beneath a tree and she is forced to view their love scene."Spielen wir Liebe" aka "Maladolescenza" has to be one of the most controversial films ever made.When it came out it was banned or heavily cut in many countries as child pornography.The film contains plenty of surprisingly graphic nudity provided by Martin Loeb,Eva Ionesco and Lara Wendel.Both girls were twelve years old at the time of making the movie.At least the sex scenes are quite tasteful and thankfully simulated,but I still think that the film-makers crossed the line.The film was actually banned in Germany on 28th of July 2006 due to its content,so DVD will be no longer available for public consumption.


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