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Director:
Writer:
Ugo Moretti (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 January 1985 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Release: Waves of Lust
 (From Disc Dish. 27 June 2012, 3:26 PM, PDT)

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You are not going to use me... to make money. See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Lilli Carati ... Alessandra
Annie Belle ... Velma
Laura Gemser ... Zerbal
Al Cliver ... Elio
Roberto Caruso ... Furio
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Luotto ... Furio (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Nello Pazzafini ... The Gardener (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Alexandra (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe D'Amato 
 
Writing credits
Ugo Moretti (screenplay)

Original Music by
Manuel De Sica 
 
Cinematography by
Joe D'Amato (director of photography) (as Federico Slonisco)
 
Film Editing by
Franco Alessandri  (as Frank Martin)
Mariano Laurenti (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Richard Ribovske 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Corbaz 
 
Makeup Department
Alex Hills .... makeup artist
Charles Ross .... hair stylist
Betty Russel .... hair stylist (as Betty Russell)
Pietro Tenoglio .... makeup artist (as Peter Trevor)
 
Production Management
Donatella Donati .... production supervisor (as Helen Handris)
Antonio Tacchia .... production supervisor (as Tony David)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Walsh .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Albert McCoy .... props
 
Sound Department
Frank Blake .... boom operator
Paul Parker .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Robert Gold .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Cohen .... assistant camera
Mike Conte .... assistant camera
Albert Hillman .... still photographer
Daniele Massaccesi .... camera operator (as Larry Hessel)
George O'Hara .... key grip
Richard Power .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Whiter .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
John Cain .... assistant editor
David Finch .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Telly Albert .... administrator
Margaret Berger .... continuity
Alex Muller .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Alcove" - , USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
Portugal:88 min | France:90 min | Italy:86 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The credits claim the screenplay is based on a novel by a Judith Wexley. Several researchers have said they could find no trace of this novel, and it apparently does not exist.See more »
Quotes:
Zerbal:I'm not going to be in your filthy movies. You've already used me enough in real life... for your own pleasure. You are not going to use me... to make money.See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
You are not going to use me... to make money., 10 December 2010
Author: lastliberal from United States

Joe D'Amato laves his cannibal past and ventures into soft core porn. It is really more than an exhibition of full frontal - there is certainly enough of that. It actually has an interesting story about the fall of the landed gentry.

The Colonel (Al Cliver - Zombie, The Beyond) returns from war with a chief's daughter (Laura Gemser - Black Emmanuel) in tow. His wife (Lilli Carati - Miss Italy 1975) is at first dismissive of the woman and certainly racist in her comments.

Gemser is not happy with her position, and soon discovers that the wife and the Colonel's secretary (Annie Belle - The House on the Edge of the Park) have their own thing going. She plot to get the wife on her side using her considerable skills at lovemaking.

Meanwhile, the Colonel is discovering he is a failure as a writer and the banks are clamoring at the door. He decides to make porn films. Things do not go well for Belle, as she is paired with the gardener (Roberto Caruso). But, she gets her revenge in the end.

The cinematography was excellent.

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