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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 overview, first billed only:
Maruschka Detmers ...
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 ...
Stefano Abbati ...
Claudio Botosso ...
Don Pisacane
Germano Basile
Brunella Casolari
Luciano D'Amico
Lorenzo D'Avanzo
Raffaele De Nuccio


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 <>

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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 »


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?
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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sexual tension
21 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the movie is far more sophisticated and intelligent is its exploration of sexual tension than such American attempts as 9 and a half weeks...the courtroom scene itself...with the couple copulating in the cage while the heroine pleads for their amazing...I have not seen this movie in 20 years...but it made indelible pictures in my is rich in texture and successful in creating a world where sex is the engine for all activity, and at its bottom is the yawning angst that lives in us all....the plot is European, and it meanders a bit, but so does life...especially when you are 17 and have a constant hard on....

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