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Devil in the Flesh (1986)
"Diavolo in corpo" (original title)

X  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  22 May 1987 (USA)
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An Italian high school student becomes infatuated with a woman he sees outside his class window. Her fiancée is in jail for being involved in a radical movement, and she spends much time in... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maruschka Detmers ...
Giulia
Federico Pitzalis ...
Andrea
Anita Laurenzi ...
Mrs. Pulcini
Alberto Di Stasio ...
Professor Raimondi
Riccardo De Torrebruna ...
Giacomo Pulcini
Catherine Diamant ...
Mrs. Raimondi
Anna Orso ...
Mrs. Dozza
Lidia Broccolino ...
Terrorist
Stefano Abbati ...
Terrorist
Claudio Botosso ...
Don Pisacane
Germano Basile
Brunella Casolari
Luciano D'Amico
Lorenzo D'Avanzo
Raffaele De Nuccio
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An Italian high school student becomes infatuated with a woman he sees outside his class window. Her fiancée is in jail for being involved in a radical movement, and she spends much time in court providing moral support. At first she resists the student's advances, but eventually begins an affair with him. Their situation is condemned by her family and his father, who is the woman's psychologist. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Controversial as the first major film in recent memory to feature a well-known, mainstream actress performing an unsimulated sex act on screen. Maruschka Detmers later expressed some regret at the scene because she said it overshadowed her other accomplishments. See more »

Quotes

Giulia: Hi.
Andrea: Hi.
Giulia: What's wrong?
Andrea: Nothing.
Giulia: Hey what's wrong? You're already tired of me?
Andrea: No. It's nothing, just that I had a little argument with my father.
Giulia: Little?
[laughs]
Giulia: What did he say?
Andrea: He's angry that we're seeing each other.
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Body On Fire
Written by Dombey and Carlo Crivelli (as Crivelli)
Sung by Carlo Crivelli
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See it alone and bring a towel
1 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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I watched "the original X-rated theatrical version" (gee, lucky me) and I can tell you Maruschka Detmers has headlights that point very sharply in the direction they want to go. She is also very pretty, although I'm not sure she is prettier than her co-star, Federico Pitzalis. Clearly, she is taller. Yes, this is a very sexy movie, which some might say is its raison d'etre, but that's really beside the point. What matters here is school-boy wish fulfillment, a little self-indulgence by Director Marco Bellocchio.

Well, why not? It isn't often that the boy gets the beautiful woman, especially when in competition with his suave father, a handsome and distinguished psychiatrist, and her fiancé, a well-heeled and attractive terrorist. I mean, this could happen, couldn't it?

I didn't see the original French version of 1946, in which the terrorist was a soldier in World War I. I understand it was better. I'm willing to bet that Bellocchio saw it and had the sort of relationship with it that a later generation had with Star Wars, e.g., and just had to relive the fantasy.

Nonetheless, and having said all that, this is not a bad movie. I'm not sure who is supposed to be the "devil in the flesh," but Maruschka is worth the price of the ticket and then some.


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