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Marco Bellocchio (story) &
Enrico Palandri (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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Very erotic and difficult to follow See more (17 total) »


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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Diavolo in corpo" - Italy (original title)
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114 min | West Germany:107 min (cut) (25 fps) | Argentina:112 min (cut)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Canada:R (Ontario) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Iceland:12 | Italy:VM18 | Portugal:M/16 | USA:X | USA:R (cut) | USA:Unrated (uncut version) (DVD) | West Germany:16 (cut version) | West Germany:18 (w) (uncut version)
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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 »
[repeated line]
Giulia:You're disgusting.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Body On FireSee more »


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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Very erotic and difficult to follow, 6 March 2001
Author: jdworki1 from Long Island

This film was at times very difficult to follow. Every time it got interesting it would jump to another scene. I'm not sure if it was my perception because the translation may have been a little flawed. Even though I was watching sub titles I did think that Maruschka Detmers was terrific. She is also very beautiful and if anything else it is worth seeing this film just for that one famous scene. It's pretty cool to watch a dramatic film and have a scene like that. Overall it was a decent movie.

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