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

 -  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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$546,904 (USA)
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Trivia

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

[repeated line]
Giulia: You're disgusting.
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Edited into Sorelle (2006) See more »

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Body On Fire
Written by Dombey and Carlo Crivelli (as Crivelli)
Sung by Carlo Crivelli
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Incisive description of Italian society
2 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Well-worth seeing! Marco Bellocchio succeeds in analysing the rot and opportunism affecting a typical bourgeois family in the late 80s. Long gone is the optimism of the revolutionary 60s and 70s. But underneath all the muck there still is enough life and spontaneity there waiting to break through not only sexually but hopefully politically too. A very authentic, not at all dogmatic film, one which succeeds in showing the erotic side of love without falling into the trap of cheapness or boredom.


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