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Maladolescenza (1977)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 May 1977 (Italy)
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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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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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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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10 February 2009 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

Heading into Maladolescenza I was only aware that it was a flick that had young actors getting nekkid. And boy howdy did they! But besides the little bums, this flick was surprisingly well-made and had a plethora of messages to be taken from it.

The story revolves a young boy (Fabrizio) and girl (Lara) who met the past summer vacation and decided to continue their summer vacations together from here on out. Since the last vacation together they've both changed. Especially the young boy. Instead of innocence and play ruling the day, it's quite obvious his hormones are getting the better of him. This is all quite confusing to Lara, but since she has grown so fond of Fabrizio, she decides to "play" along. The story takes a different turn when another little girl (Silvia) shows up, which ends up making life even harder for poor Lara.

Firstly, Maladolescenza is an extremely thought-provoking movie. You have young teens stripping their clothes and doing some pretty heavy petting. For anyone who has a real clue, this isn't anything out of the norm. Ever watch Maury? Sheeit. Anyways, besides getting over the butt-hole in your face the story has other messages being presented. From parenting issues, to loss of innocence, loneliness, to delusion, and more than anything bullying.

Going through some of the comments on here I've seen people burst out saying it's pure child porn. In all honesty, it could be used for that. It's got little kids naked. Strap a heart-rate monitor on a pedophile and I'm sure that it'll explode. With that said, I also read that someone said it was "tame"....what the hell are you watching? How many flicks with adolescent nudity have you seen? Get with it.

Ignore and look past all the hype you've heard of it being called nothing but child porn and watch a film that deals with child innocence and bullying on levels that are rarely seen. Recommended for serious and open-minded film-goers.

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