MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,324 this week

The Lie (1985)
"L'attenzione" (original title)

4.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 73 users  
Reviews: 3 user

This is a story of love and lust shaded with overtones of incest and lesbianism. Livia is a woman trying to regain the affections of her husband Alberto, whose journalism career takes him ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 241 titles
created 19 Oct 2010
 
a list of 17 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Lie" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Lie (1985)

The Lie (1985) on IMDb 4.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Lie.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Director: Rino Di Silvestro
Stars: Marcella Petrelli, Rita Silva, Jacques Stany
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Father slowly falls in love with his son's teenage girlfriend.

Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Judith Godrèche, Melvil Poupaud, Jacques Doillon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Luca Manzi is a fourteen year old boy while the Northern Italy Republic of Salò is governed by the Fascists. Luca becomes a partisan but after the end of the war he is disappointed because ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Teresa Ann Savoy, Mario Adorf
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Florentine is a young, beautiful and passionate woman with a desire for love. Feeling abandoned by her husband's impotency, she searches for outside affection and seduction within brief, ... See full summary »

Director: Pasquale Fanetti
Stars: Malù, Branko Djuric, Lidija Zovkic
End of Summer (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young woman returns to her annual summer retreat and is reunited with a lover from the past. Their passion reignited, they make up for lost time. However, a younger visitor, intent on ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Yellen
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Peter Weller, Julian Sands
Love Matters (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Married couple Tom and Julie begin to question the stability of their relationship when an old friend comes to visit... with his latest mistress in tow.

Director: Eb Lottimer
Stars: Griffin Dunne, Tony Goldwyn, Annette O'Toole
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A couple meet during the Carnival in Ivrea (a little town in northern Italy), feel drawn to each other and have a torrid affair destined not to last long.

Director: Paolo Quaregna
Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Marzio Honorato, Dina D'Isa
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Werner Schroeter
Stars: Carole Bouquet, Ingrid Caven, Christine Kaufmann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When Mette and her father are left alone over the Christmas holidays to paint the new nursery the father ends up alone most of the time. The 16-year-old Mette is always off with her friends... See full summary »

Director: Nils Malmros
Stars: Line Arlien-Søborg, Jesper Klein, Carsten Jørgensen
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Edoardo meets and immediately falls in love for Edith. They soon decide to marry. During the wedding Edoardo knows Anna, Edith's best friend and wife of her brother. This last is a fake ... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Soldati
Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Thommy Berggren, Harvey Keitel
Wonder Women (1973)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An insurance investigator battles Dr. Tsu and her sexy all-girl army.

Director: Robert Vincent O'Neill
Stars: Nancy Kwan, Ross Hagen, Maria De Aragon
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A man is convicted of raping and murdering a child and sent to prison. He is shortly afterwards beaten to death by other inmates. His daughter blames the jurors who convicted him for his ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Zaloum
Stars: Deborah Mansy, Pascale Devigne, Eric Kramer
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Livia
...
Alberto
Amanda Sandrelli ...
Monica
...
Direttore Giornale
Claudia Cavalcanti ...
Tiberia
Elena Pompei ...
Maria
Anita Zagaria ...
Graziella
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luciano Baglioni ...
2nd Giornalista
Piercorrado Dugoni ...
Capitano C.C.
Fabio Ferrari ...
Giovanni
Jorge Krimer ...
Medico
Shereen Sabet ...
Anna
Serena Sciarrini ...
Federica
Diego Verdegiglio ...
1st Giornalista
Edit

Storyline

This is a story of love and lust shaded with overtones of incest and lesbianism. Livia is a woman trying to regain the affections of her husband Alberto, whose journalism career takes him away for months at a time - on purpose. What she does not know is that he has an undeniable attraction for their daughter Monica. Livia's own sexual eccentricities lead her to hire young women to have sex with Alberto while she listens in hiding. When Monica wants to get into the act too, the real truth about her parentage is revealed. Written by Ørnås

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 February 1985 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Lie  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

There are much worst...
18 June 2003 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Disagree completely with the comment. This film is based on a novel by Alberto Moravia who was a very famous italian writer whose books has been made into film by various directors including Godard. This can be a bad film for the ones who has seen little and probably interested in action and blockbuster stuff, in that case yes, avoid it like a plague. You'll get bored. But I suggest the vision of this movie to a mature viewer or at least someone who appreciate good cinema.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Lie (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?