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Most people Cesare Canevari is known (if at all) as the director behind the very bad nazi picture "Gestapos last orgy", with "La principessa nuda" Canevari proofs that he can make also good film-and not what you would really expect.. besides this is definitely a much more personal work-Canevari was responsible for the story, and edit what you cant say about "Gestapos last orgy". "la principessa nuda" is a film hard to put in a category- in a very own way unusual: the entire tone of the film is quite ironic to sarcastic that reaches comedy, but in artistic vein, still this cannot give a real overview of the film. the story as the title might suggest, is about an african princess, (performed by Ajita Wilson) who is making a trip to milano for political reasons with the intend to help her people in africa. in milano arrived, she gets assistance from a woman (tina aumont) who-as all the men there is immediately quite attracted to the princess. a sleazy journalist (who has nothing against alcohol in the morning) also crosses her way-first with the intend to interview her about her private life but he has the plan to make nude pictures of her(well therefore the title)- later he wants to make pictures of her while having sex- to ruin here it is revealed that the princess cannot laugh or cry nor has interest in "encounters" with men(or women) with help of a girlfriend she participates in a kind of ritual, this results later in a bizarre orgy, where also a dwarf is involved. canevari uses partways odd camerangles and fast cuts during some scenes-one scene for example is totally out of focus, (it would be an insult if that was NOT intended!), metaphors like the sound of the jungle during a milano traffic shot the funky (beat)music is quite good-but i doubt there´s a soundtrack of it. this film deserves surely some more hype-but meaning of course not the mainstream with it i havent read something before the film-therefore i didnt know what to expect-my maininterest in the film was the presence of tina aumont-an actress i love. the film was released in germany under the rather misleading title "Black Magic"
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