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The Pleasure (1985)
"Il piacere" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  31 July 1985 (Italy)
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Italy in the early 1930s. To the elderly aristocrat Gerard Villeneuve, all that is left of Leonora, the love of his life, are a number of erotic tape recordings. Leonora led a double life ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Andrea Guzon ...
Leonora / Ursula (as Isabella Andrea Guzon)
Gabriele Tinti ...
Gerard Villeneuve (as Steve Wyler)
Marco Mattioli ...
Edmund
Lilli Carati ...
Fiorella
Laura Gemser ...
Haunani
Dagmar Lassander ...
Rosa
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Italy in the early 1930s. To the elderly aristocrat Gerard Villeneuve, all that is left of Leonora, the love of his life, are a number of erotic tape recordings. Leonora led a double life as respectable wife and mother of two, and as a whore at the local brothel. Now, after her death, her children Ursula and Edmund pass under the tutelage of Gerard. Having not seen them for many years, he is utterly bewildered by Ursula's uncanny likeness to her mother. While Gerard's mistress Fiorella takes care of the sexual needs of Edmund, Ursula follows the last instructions of her mother. In the process, she uses the legacy of her mother's recordings to get into the mindset of her relationship with Gerard. Is Gerard ready to find his lost love Leonora again...in the likeness of her very daughter? Written by alphaboy

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Medium-budget sortporn
24 May 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

This was made in Joe D'Amato's medium-budget sortporn period. The story about the relationship between a widower and his stepdaughter seems to be original but many elements of this film have clearly been borrowed from Brass' The Key and there are also signs that D'Amato must have seen Once Upon a Time in America. It is one of the rare cases where D'Amato really put some effort into trying to make a good film (mostly he's a very lackluster director). As a result, Il Piacere is one of his best films, despite a rather anemic lead actress (Miss Guzon) and an infuriatingly annoying musical score that must have been written by someone with just a couple of hours of piano lessons.


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