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Marco Bellocchio (story) &
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Release Date:
22 May 1987 (USA) See more »
An Italian high school student becomes infatuated with a woman he sees outside his class window. Her... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Marco Bellocchio 
Writing credits
Marco Bellocchio (story) &
Enrico Palandri (story)

Marco Bellocchio (screenplay)

Ennio De Concini (screenplay collaboration)

Raymond Radiguet  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Leo Pescarolo .... producer
Stéphane Sorlat .... co-producer
Original Music by
Carlo Crivelli 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Lanci 
Film Editing by
Mirco Garrone 
Production Design by
Andrea Crisanti 
Costume Design by
Lina Nerli Taviani 
Makeup Department
Luciana Maria Costanzi .... hair stylist (as Luciana Costanzi)
Cesare Paciotti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Angelo Barbagallo .... production manager
Stefano Bolzoni .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marzio Casa .... first assistant director
Roberta Colombo .... assistant director
Art Department
Ferdinando Codognotto .... sculptures
Maria Cristina Pedri .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Tonino Anastasi .... sound mixer
Luciano Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Liliana Drago .... dubbing assistant
Tullio Petricca .... boom operator
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer
Alessandro Zanon .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruno Bruni .... still photographer
Fabio Conversi .... camera operator
Luigi Conversi .... first assistant camera
Fabio De Meis .... electrician
Riccardo Serravalli .... grip
Fabrizio Vicari .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giorgio Armani .... costumes: Maruschka Detmers
Maria Rita Barbera .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Lucia Deidda .... assistant editor
Antonella Gazzola .... assistant editor
Antonella Macchi .... assistant editor
Rita Triunveri .... assistant editor
Other crew
Fabiola Banzi .... production secretary
Anna Cesareni .... voice dubbing: Maruschka Detmers
Lucilla Clementelli .... continuity
Franco Penna .... production accountant
Massimo Fagioli .... dedicatee

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Also Known As:
"Diavolo in corpo" - Italy (original title)
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114 min | Germany:110 min (cut) | Argentina:112 min (cut)
Color (Eastmancolor)
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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:What's wrong?
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:What did he say?
Andrea:He's angry that we're seeing each other.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The years of lead, 29 January 2008
Author: patrickrech-1 from Austin

The movie was promoted as a really sensual love story. There is more about it. If you know the history of Italy in the 80's, Red Brigades, left wing revolutionaries students or are interested to learn more, it's a good start. A big part of contemporary western Europe history. Italy and France really entered the capitalistic word in the 80's, and of course there was a left wing reaction of people for who America and the European Union capitalistic project was not the role model to follow. Every weeks, there were political murder, terrorist attacks and kidnappings. If you had some hot sex scenes and beautiful Marushka Detmers, you have a pretty good and interesting movie.


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