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Husbands and Lovers (1991)

La villa del venerdì (original title)
Stefan finds that he can no longer tolerate the arrangement of his cheating wife ... he, the husband, gets her during the week and her lover gets her on the weekends. At the same time the ... See full summary »

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Stefan finds that he can no longer tolerate the arrangement of his cheating wife ... he, the husband, gets her during the week and her lover gets her on the weekends. At the same time the wife finds herself increasingly drawn to the violence of her lover versus the adoration of her husband. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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In the steamy tradition of "9 1/2 Weeks" and "Wild Orchid"...

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The stunning beauty of Joanna Pacula
7 July 2011 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

A very weird character study film, as so many European movies are. The cast all did a marvelous job with some, well, questionable material. The two lead actors, Julian Sands (Stefan), and Tcheky Karyo (Paolo), are quite creepy, albeit in different ways, and it leads one to wonder why Joanna Pacula's character (Alina) would be remotely attracted to either of them. There is no exposition about why she is the way she is. Perhaps damaged goods. But the main, if not only reason to watch this film is the stunning beauty of Joanna Pacula. She has a number of nude scenes, but even if she did not, she is absolute eye candy. The ending may be a little closer to Hollywood than to Rome, but that's OK.


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