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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 ...
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

[repeated line]
Giulia: You're disgusting.
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Remade as Beyond Innocence (1989) 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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Haunting dramatic image of a predatory female
27 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie, and went back to see it two times more within a week.

Ms. Detmers nailed the performance - she was like a hungry cat on the prowl, toying with her prey. She lashes out in rage and lust, taking a "too young" lover, and crashing hundreds of her terrorist fiancé's mother's pieces of fine china to the floor.

The film was full of beautiful touches. The Maserati, the wonderful wardrobe, the flower boxes along the rooftops. I particularly enjoyed the ancient Greek class and the recitation of 'Antigone'.

It had a feeling of 'Story of O' - that is, where people of means indulge in unrestrained sexual adventure. As she walks around the fantastic apartment in the buff, she is at ease - and why not, what is to restrain a "Devil in the Flesh"?

The whole movie is a real treat!


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