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L'alcova (1985)

An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war... See full summary »

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Joe D'Amato

Writer:

Ugo Moretti (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Lilli Carati Lilli Carati ... Alessandra
Annie Belle ... Velma
Laura Gemser ... Zerbal
Al Cliver ... Elio
Roberto Caruso Roberto Caruso ... Furio
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An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war, ya know? While he's been gone, his wife has been having an affair with the female housekeeper (Belle). Not at all pleased with being a slave, the Ebony princess notices the mistress of the house engaging in a quick bit of foreplay with the housekeeper and plots her revenge starting with the seduction of the mistress. Jealousy spreads like wildfire and before you know it, she has turned the household into a lustful frenzy of sex and hatred. Written by lament

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 January 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Alcove See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The credits claim the screenplay is based on a novel by a Judith Wexley. Several researchers have said they could find no trace of this novel, and it apparently does not exist. See more »

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Zerbal: [to Alessandra and Wilma] Hello. Go and get yourself fucked.
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When released in the UK in 1995 this title was cut by 1 minute and 45 seconds by the BBFC. See more »

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Surprisingly well-crafted piece of twisted art-house erotica from Joe D' Amato.
17 November 2000 | by Junkie-6See all my reviews

An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war, ya know? While he's been gone, his wife has been having an affair with the female housekeeper (Belle). Not at all pleased with being a slave, the Ebony princess notices the mistress of the house engaging in a quick bit of foreplay with the housekeeper and plots her revenge starting with the seduction of the mistress. Jealousy spreads like wildfire and before you know it, she has turned the household into a lustful frenzy of sex and hatred. I can't give away too much more or it would ruin the story, but there are plenty of little twists along the way. Speaking of twists, this film is actually far more twisted than it sounds. One of the more disturbing moments being a sequence about the filming of an inquisition-themed porno that turns into the sadistic rape of a lesbian / virgin by the filthy and none too bright gardener. Sporting tons of full-frontal nudity, simulated lesbian and straight sex and some hard-core (as seen in an old stag film), this has the sleazy goods to go along with the D.H. Lawrence-ish setting and atmosphere, and is definitely recommended for fans of such.


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