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14 February 1980 (Italy) See more »
The film presents an array of nasty stuff like, intercourse with a tree branch, candle masturbation, whipping, orgies, toe masturbation, and a woman screwing around with a real corn cob. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Isarco Ravaioli ... Dr. Roberts
Mirella Rossi ... Mireille
Dino Strano ... Marlon (as Dean Stratford)
Brad Euston ... Lawyer
Franca Grey ... Diana
Antonio Maronese ... Anselmo
Marcello Bonini Olas (as Marcello Olas Bonini)
Ivana Giordan ... Luana
Anna Ardizzone (as Anna Maria Ardizzone)
Maria Teresa Baldoni
Daniele Gabbai (as Daniel Gabbay)
Luciano Conti ... Rapist
Maurizio Mannoia
Luciano Giovannini
Bartolomeo Arrabito
Sergio Rovelli
Carla Mancini
Gianni Ottaviani (as Gianni Luigi Ottaviani)
Giorgio Dolfin ... Red helmut biker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gota Gobert ... The Widow (uncredited)

Directed by
Renato Polselli  (as Ralph Brown)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Renato Polselli 

Produced by
Renato Polselli .... producer
Original Music by
Umberto Cannone 
Cinematography by
Giorgio Montagnani 
Film Editing by
Roberto Colangeli 
Production Design by
Giuseppe Ranieri 
Costume Design by
Maria Rosa Catinello 
Makeup Department
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist
Production Management
Francesco Francioso .... unit manager
Bruno Vani .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elsio Mancuso .... assistant director
Sound Department
Sandro Occhetti .... sound engineer
Bruno Penzo .... sound engineer
Alberto Vani .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Domenico Giannotti .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Ada Paolini .... assistant editor
Other crew
Iolanda Mascitti .... continuity

Production Companies

Additional Details

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Italy:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »

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This movie was originally made in 1973, but banned outright by the Italian censors. The original version conveys the message of "obscenity" in different ages and cultural or sub-cultural contexts, coming to the point to deny its existence. This version has been lost and will probably never be released.See more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Sexually perverse Italian smut., 2 May 2008
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

"Oscenita" is perhaps the most scandalous Renato Polselli's film.Banned for few years in Italy due to its transgressive sexual content and released in theaters in 1979 this piece of sleaze offers several sexually explicit scenes including masturbation with a candle,whipping,rape and sexual intercourse with a donkey.Unfortunately my copy of "Oscenita" is in Italian language,so the plot went beyond me,but if you are a fan of sleazy exploitation cinema you can't miss it.When it comes to Polselli I have only seen his giallo "Delirium" and Satanic sleaze "The Reincarnation of Isabel",but after seeing "Oscenita" I really want to get his other more obscure movies.8 out of 10.

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