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Mina 'Bambola'
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Flavio
Jorge Perugorría ...
Furio
Manuel Bandera ...
Settimio
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Mamma Greta
Antonino Iuorio ...
Ugo
Lilli Berquini ...
La Capretta
Arsenio Luna
Francesco Ghibli Lombardi
Carlo Mendicini
Bruna Bossi
Luca Flauto
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Her name is Mina, but she is called Bambola (doll). Upon the death of her mother, she and her homosexual brother, Flavio, open a pizzeria. A man named Ugo loans Bambola the money, but is then killed in a fight with another one of her boyfriends, Settimio. While visiting Settimio in jail, she meets a sadistic man named Furio, and they begin a relationship. Written by Mikki White

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(at around 6 mins) When the character played by Anita Ekberg, Mamma Greta, dies, we can see on her grave that her complete name is "Greta Gustafsson". That's Greta Garbo's real name. See more »

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La bámbola
Written by Ruggero Cini, Franco Migliacci (as Francesco Migliacci) and Bruno Zambrini
Spanish Adaptation by Ch. Baltasar y Amart
Performed by Patty Pravo
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Very Bad Bámbola

Very bad, old fashioned film about sexual obsession, by every now and then very bad Spanish director Bigas Luna, and very badly acted by Cuban Jorge Perugorría as usual, who should take new voice lessons. It looks and feels like a movie from the 1970s with Teresa Ann Savoy, heavy breathing and a silly story line... but without the benefits of Miss Savoy and the passing of time. A couple of months before this I saw "The Mill on the Po", "Bitter Rice", and "Lure of the Sila", three 1949 Italian films that took place in the Po valley -also featured in Antonioni's "The Cry" (1957)-, old relics with heavy sexual tension and everybody with their clothes on, that Bigas Luna should have seen.


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