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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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Surprisingly well-crafted piece of twisted art-house erotica from Joe D' Amato. 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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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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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly well-crafted piece of twisted art-house erotica from Joe D' Amato., 17 November 2000
Author: Thomas Simmons

An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war, ya know? While he's been gone, his wife has been having an affair with the female housekeeper (Belle). Not at all pleased with being a slave, the Ebony princess notices the mistress of the house engaging in a quick bit of foreplay with the housekeeper and plots her revenge starting with the seduction of the mistress. Jealousy spreads like wildfire and before you know it, she has turned the household into a lustful frenzy of sex and hatred. I can't give away too much more or it would ruin the story, but there are plenty of little twists along the way. Speaking of twists, this film is actually far more twisted than it sounds. One of the more disturbing moments being a sequence about the filming of an inquisition-themed porno that turns into the sadistic rape of a lesbian / virgin by the filthy and none too bright gardener. Sporting tons of full-frontal nudity, simulated lesbian and straight sex and some hard-core (as seen in an old stag film), this has the sleazy goods to go along with the D.H. Lawrence-ish setting and atmosphere, and is definitely recommended for fans of such.

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