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Melissa P. (2005)

 |  Drama  |  18 November 2005 (Italy)
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An adolescent girl, living with her mother and her grandmother, will have her first sexual experiences in a heavy and excessive way.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Melissa P.
Letizia Ciampa ...
Manuela
Primo Reggiani ...
Daniele
Fabrizia Sacchi ...
Daria
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Nonna Elvira
Nilo Mur ...
Marco
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Custode del museo
Carlo Antonelli ...
Prof. Italiano
Pier Giorgio Bellocchio ...
Istruttore di nuoto
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Chiunque
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Arnaldo
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Clelia
Davide Pasti ...
Leo
Francesca Madaro ...
Livia
Esmeralda Prete ...
Titti
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Melissa lives with her mother and her grandmother in Sicily. She has a close relationship with her grandmother, a heavy smoker, who seems to be the only person in the world who understands Melissa. Melissa's father lives in another country. One day Melissa and her friend go to a party at a school friend's home. While there, Melissa meets Daniele, a boy from the school, and has her first sexual experience. The experience is far from being what Melissa always has dreamed it would be, because Daniele forces her and later forgets her. However, Melissa has fallen in love with Daniele. Back at school, when Melissa tries to get Daniele's attention, he barely remembers her. He takes advantage of Melissa's feelings for him, convincing her to have sex with him whenever he wants. When Melissa discovers Daniele's true motivations, she takes revenge by having even wilder sexual experiences with him and other boys. She even begins keeping a diary to document her sexual experiences. Melissa's mother... Written by DM

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You have to lose yourself before you can find yourself

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100 Escovadas Antes de Dormir  »

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$606,934 (Italy) (2 December 2005)

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$5,151,936 (Europe) (2 December 2005)
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The film's title Melissa P. (2005) is derived not from the title of but from the actual name of the author Melissa Panarello of its source novel, "One Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed". See more »


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Cousteau's Zodiac
Written by Axel Pi (as Axel Pi Caballero), Jesús Senra (as Jesús Martín Senra) and Marc Herreros Ros
Performed by Sidonie
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Loosely based on an atrocious "novel"
19 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw very little of the book in this film, this is not to say that this alone makes for a poor movie. As a matter of fact it was better that the book despite the fact that I still thought it was awful. I personally feel that the only reason any one bothered to make this book into a film was because of the shock value. Melissa's sexual exploits were for the most part disgusting and whatever was left over was disturbing. I'm not prude but that book nauseated me, and the movie wasn't much better. At least the movie had some kind of a story. The book was more or less a detailed list of all the raunchy things she had done in her past, there was no connection between her and any part of her family. No mention of the grandmother that figures quite largely into the movie's plot, not a peep. All in all if you have the choice between the movie or the book pick the movie, at least it is shorter.


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