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Devil in the Flesh (1986)

Diavolo in corpo (original title)
X | | Drama, Romance | 22 May 1987 (USA)
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

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Federico Pitzalis ...
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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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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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Connections

Remade as Beyond Innocence (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Body On Fire
Written by Dombey and Carlo Crivelli (as Crivelli)
Sung by Carlo Crivelli
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analysis of Italian society
2 April 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I loved the the film. it beautifully analyzes Italian petty bourgeois society, how the leftists of the 70s have given up all their ideals and come to a happy arrangement which they don't want disturbed. For instance, the aging psychoanalyst who is jealous of his own son, and doesn't want to be reminded of his more radical youth.

For a long time wanted to buy the video after having seen the movie a couple of times on the big screen and on TV, but it seems to have completely disappeared from the market, even in Italy no one in the book shops knew about the film. a great pity.

The one sex scene, which everyone seems to go on about, does the film no harm.


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