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To Be Twenty (1978)

Avere vent'anni (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 14 July 1978 (Italy)
Lia and Tina are two beautiful girls who meet and realize that they have a lot in common. They are both young, beautiful and pissed off, so they decide to hitchhike their way to Rome to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gloria Guida ...
Lia
Lilli Carati ...
Tina
Ray Lovelock ...
Rico
Vincenzo Crocitti ...
Riccetto
Giorgio Bracardi ...
Zambo
Leopoldo Mastelloni ...
Arguinas
Roberto Reale ...
Head of rapists
Serena Bennato ...
Lesbian car driver
Daniele Vargas ...
Affatati
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Nazariota
Licinia Lentini ...
Lesbian woman
Daniela Doria ...
Patrizia
Raul Lovecchio ...
Vice-commissioner (as Raoul Lo Vecchio)
Fernando Cerulli ...
Retired civil servant
Camillo Chiara
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Lia and Tina are two beautiful girls who meet and realize that they have a lot in common. They are both young, beautiful and pissed off, so they decide to hitchhike their way to Rome to find Nazariota's commune, a place to stay for free and have all the sex they want... or so they think. Things don't go as they have planned though, and soon they become involved in prostitution, the police and an aggressive gang. Written by Ørnås

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Swedish Woman: Did you take my milk?
Riccetto: I didn't even take milk from my mother's tits.
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Even if you're not the firstone
Composed by Daniele Patucchi
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Some consider the difficult and explicitly violent end rather inappropriate
14 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had seen this before but in the much altered English language version without the the awful denouement of this original cut. Some consider the difficult and explicitly violent end rather inappropriate and not in keeping with the rest of the film. But, Fernando Di Leo was a fine director who also wrote much of the films he made, including this one and most of his films had a strong political stance. His, Caliber 9 is a great crime thriller example and this is a very decent sexploitation one. The lovely Gloria Guida is a bit led astray by the character played by Lilli Carati, as the cheat, steal and generally behave obnoxiously in the name of freedom. I don't know how realistic the commune presented here was in Italy but it doesn't seem like any other I've seen depicted. Even Valerie Solanas' S.C.U.M manifesto gets quoted here in the name of feminism and it is about at this stage (when a film maker is introduced) that we begin to realise what a gigantic swipe the writer/director is taking at the counter culture and its opponents. Nobody comes out of this well and the brilliantly directed ending will haunt for some time.


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