A debauched nobleman offers himself to a beautiful woman, but she is repelled by his advances. He dons a mask and tries again, and this time is more successful. But the mask cannot conceal ... See full summary »
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Iris
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Leonardo
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Leonardo's father
Roberto Herlitzka ...
Elia
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Viola
Michele De Marchi ...
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Valentina Lainati ...
Maria
Saskia Colombaioni ...
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Arnaldo Colombaioni ...
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Valerio Colombaioni ...
Ercolino
Walter Colombaioni ...
Acrobata
Maria Tedeschi ...
Talia
Massimo Fedele ...
Don Gaetano
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A debauched nobleman offers himself to a beautiful woman, but she is repelled by his advances. He dons a mask and tries again, and this time is more successful. But the mask cannot conceal the evil in his soul. Written by CaptainStigmata

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Italian marshmallow
23 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK,this film is like a marshmallow,sugary,intense,then it's gone.Beautiful people,Bonham Carter and Maloney(yes he is handsome,I weirdly never forgot his intense owlish face as Prosper Profond),cavort around in 18th century Italy,in stunning masks,and theatrical costumes.At first I watched it,it took me to Italy for a brief period ,then it finished and I was back in West York(yay).However I watched it again,and something lingered in my mind,perhaps there is a message in this quiet little film,perhaps it is Iris who has the ugly soul,with the beautiful face.I do think it should be watched a few times to get that across,and it is obligatory to eat an Italian dish whilst watching this,it sort of completes the essence of another time and place.


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