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Frivolous Lola (1998)

Monella (original title)
Set in the 1950s Italian countryside, the film tells the story of Lola and Masetto, a young couple whose views on premarital sex differ drastically.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Ammirati ...
Lola
Patrick Mower ...
André
Max Parodi ...
Masetto (as Mario Parodi)
Susanna Martinková ...
Michelle
Antonio Salines ...
Pepè
Francesca Nunzi ...
Wilma
Vittorio Attene ...
Ginetto
Laura Trotter ...
Carmelina
Carlo Reali ...
Toni
Maurizio Prudenzi ...
Remo
Edith Rozanyai ...
Carla
Alberto Capone ...
Gildo
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Zaira
Mirella Zardo
Osiride Pevarello
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Storyline

The story takes place in northern Italy in the 1950's. Lola and Masetto are about to get married. Masetto wants to keep Lola as a virgin until they are married. But Lola is impatient to remain in chastity until the wedding night. She wants to be sure that Masetto is a good lover, before she commits herself into marriage. She does everything to trick Masetto into breaking the moral tradition. Written by Sandis-2

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Trivia

Tinto Brass met his leading lady, Anna Ammirati, when he accidentally crashed his car into her as she was bicycling. Though she was unharmed, Anna jokingly told Tinto that unless he cast her in his latest film, she would report him to the police. See more »

Quotes

Lola: A woman's juices are the best disinfectant.
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Mona Monella
Written by Pino Donaggio and Tinto Brass
Performed by Anna Ammirati
Pino Donaggio
Timbras - Emi
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masterpiece
30 June 2006 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

The older Brass become, the easier its films. It seems, as if it has the dark sides of the life completely beside, which it so urgently produced still with CALIGULA and SALON KITTY. Since SNACKBAR BUDAPEST he praises himself besides, completely on a connection of sexuality and brutality was to do without. MONELLA used up itself and leaves completely the summer-resorts comedy anyhow us curious view sharing at the life-merry plots, which the girl leads around its prudent engaged one. As in MIRANDA Brass catches here the Italian land life affectionately and looks again and again for original and bizarre perspectives, in order to regard its heroine in flagrant. Its occasional mix between 70's Softporno and contemporary hard core's what rends the Brass style fantastic, and it is amazing that its films beside the tide of purely porn productions can maintain ground still. But Brass goes around the production from eroticism, not around flesh banality. In addition he thinks out the most amazing situations. If the master should throw the towel, will somewhat be missing: Nobody can produce so loosely and at the same time as sensual as he can... And MONELLA is reliably one of the most beautiful examples to appreciate this style.


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