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Il miele del diavolo (1986)

Unrated | | Thriller | 21 August 1986 (Italy)
A young woman abducts and subjects a doctor to various sexual torture acts whom she holds responsible for the death of her boyfriend.

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Dr. Wendell Simpson
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Sandra (as Paola Marina)
Bernard Seray ...
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Dr. Wendell Simpson is troubled surgeon with a nagging wife, named Carol, and stressful hospital job, who botches a surgery on an injured young man, named Johnny, who then dies under his care. The man's dangerously disturbed girlfriend, Jessica, abducts the doctor and holds him captive at her apartment and subjects him to mind games and sexual torture because she holds the doctor responsible for the death of her boyfriend which triggers hidden repressed memories about Jessica and Johnny's times together, while Dr. Simpson finds himself pervasively drawn to this strange young woman holding him captive. Written by matt-282

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Italian censorship visa # 81711 delivered on 1-8-1986. See more »

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Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

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A strange relationship
7 October 2008 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Cecilia (Blanca Marsillach) is in love with the sax player Gaetano (Stefano Madia) who has an accident with his motorbike. Later, Doctor Guido Domenici (Brett Halsey) supervises the operation, but he makes a fatal mistake because he doesn't pay attention. He has problems with his wife Carole (Corinne Clery) who wants a divorce. Understandably, Cecilia doesn't care about the doctor's personal problems - she only knows he is responsible for the death of Gaetano and wants revenge. She phones him, threatens him, then abducts him, tortures him and says she will finally kill him. However, as they spend a lot of time together, a strange relationship begins to form... (Note: the names of the characters are different in the original Italian version compared to the English version.) Although this may have similarities with "9 1/2 Weeks" on the surface, "Il miele del diavolo" reminds me more of the deeper, obsessive films of Andrzej Zulawski or even Luis Bunuel. Stylistically, this is quite experimental, as Cecilia sees her dead boyfriend walking around and has flashbacks like visions. Beyond the obvious bits of exploitation, this is an ambitious and interesting work by Fulci (who briefly appears as a talisman seller).


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