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Husbands and Lovers (1991)
"La villa del venerdì" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  19 September 1991 (Italy)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jeanne Valérie ...
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Ines Nobili
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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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A Very Erotic Low Budget Movie With A Disappointing Moralist End
5 December 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Stefan (Julian Sands) is a successful screenwriter and has an open marriage with the delicious, sexy and unfaithful Alina (Joanna Pacula) with an agreement: she stays with him from Sunday night until Friday night. The other two days, she stays with her lover Paolo (Tchéky Karyo). It is not clear, but it seems that his love for her is very platonic and she fulfills her sexual needs with her lover. Or maybe he has some kind of perversion that pleasures him when she tells what she did with Paolo along the weekend. Paolo starts practicing kinky sex, Alina becomes masochist, and in some part of the story, Stefan does not accept this situation any longer. This low budget movie is very well produced, with wonderful landscapes, costumers from Armani, fancy locations and soundtrack of Ennio Morricone. The plot is darer, but unfortunately the end is very moralist and disappointing. Joanna Pacula, one of the most gorgeous and sexy actresses of the cinema industry, spends most of the film undressing her beautiful clothes and exposing her astonishing body. Maybe this is the best that this movie can offer to the viewer. My vote is five.


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