5.6/10
209
3 user 19 critic

Nerosubianco (1969)

A taboo-smasher of the late '60s, featuring interracial affairs, anti-Vietnam statements, violence versus sex. Take a whirlwind trip with a married woman whose journey through the ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

L'urlo (1970)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A runaway bride and an eccentric vagrant embark on a surreal journey in a twisted world reflecting 60s pop culture, sex, and politics.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Tina Aumont, Gigi Proietti, Nino Segurini
La vacanza (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Medieval drama in which Redgrave plays an allegedly insane woman who is allowed to finally leave the madhouse to see if she is capable of functioning normally. Her parents pay no attention ... See full summary »

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, Leopoldo Trieste
Action (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Bruno is an idealistic hero who questions the meaning of life in this confusing and sometimes hallucinatory erotic drama. After a night in jail, he is gang-raped by punk rockers in a ... See full summary »

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Luc Merenda, Adriana Asti, Susanna Javicoli
Dropout (1970)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Mary is a disillusioned English banker's wife who meets a troubled Italian immigrant, Bruno. Mary is captivated by Bruno and they set off on a voyage together. In the course of their voyage, they meet a series of society's dropouts.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Gigi Proietti
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Bernard meets Jane in a Night Club, in London, and he likes her. Her father was killed in a car accident, but Jane thinks he has been killed because he was blackmailed for a picture of his ... See full summary »

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin, Roberto Bisacco
Yankee (1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A man referred to only as "Yankee" rides into a dying, desolate town in frontier New Mexico which is completely controlled by a man called the "Grand Cougar." Almost immediately, a battle for dominance ensues.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Philippe Leroy, Adolfo Celi, Mirella Martin
Senso '45 (2002)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Trapped in an unhappy marriage, the wife of a high ranking Fascist official starts a dangerous, self-destructive relationship with a duplicitous S.S. Officer.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Anna Galiena, Gabriel Garko, Franco Branciaroli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

This film is a series of letters, photos and video cassettes which women often send in to certain newspapers. By visualizing their story-telling (the name given by the psychologists to ... See full summary »

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Tinto Brass, Cinzia Roccaforte, Cristina Rinaldi
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An exasperated police inspector receives different eyewitness accounts surrounding a downed saucer and its female occupant.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Monica Vitti, Eleonora Rossi Drago
The Key (1983)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In 1940s Venice, after twenty years of marriage, a Professor and his younger wife witness the passion wane. Now, all that remains is to confess the rousing thoughts to an elaborate diary hoping to break free from ties and inhibitions.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli, Franco Branciaroli
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A disbarred lawyer (Giancarlo Giannini) is working as a debt collector for his partner Sapo (Philippe Léotard). Escorting prostitute Milena (Raffaella Baracchi) impregnated by Sapo to an ... See full summary »

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Philippe Léotard, François Négret
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Bonifacio is 27 years old and he is roaming about Venice. He is trying to decide whether to accept a job or not. In so doing, he recalls all his past life: his love story with Gabriella, ... See full summary »

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Sady Rebbot, Pascale Audret, Nando Angelini
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Anita Sanders ... Barbara
... American
Nino Segurini ... Paolo
Umberto Di Grazia ... (as Di Grazia Umberto)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Harrison ... (as Freedom)
Mike Lease ... (as Freedom)
Ray Royer ... (as Freedom)
Steve Shirley ... (as Freedom)
Edit

Storyline

A taboo-smasher of the late '60s, featuring interracial affairs, anti-Vietnam statements, violence versus sex. Take a whirlwind trip with a married woman whose journey through the psychedelic English youth scene awakens her to the carnal offerings of an African-American man, all set to a searing soundtrack by Freedom, a tripped-out group formed from the remnants of Procol Harum.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The yes girl ... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 February 1969 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Barbara the Yes Girl  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in A Talk with Tinto Brass (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Black never gets on white (or penetrates Barbara)
25 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I usually enjoy this sort of thing, and did somewhat enjoy the other two early Tinto Brass psychedelic relics recently released to DVD, "The Howl" and "Deadly Sweet." But this is just aimless and annoying.

The non-story follows a vaguely dissatisfied, big-haired young wife (the rather grim Anita Sanders) as she wanders around London for a day, followed by an handsome black admirer (Terry Carter) whom she fantasizes about shagging but never actually does. Meanwhile, her supposed stream-of-consciousness viewpoint (a concept stretched well past the breaking point) makes room for then-typical montages of contemporary news/historic atrocity footage, plenty of body-painted naked hippies, reality-vs.-illusion nonsense, empty splitscreen/editorial flashiness, et al.

The ending is kinda cool, and I liked the way in which British rock band Freedom is woven in throughout--playing their (just OK) songs wherever our heroine goes, even from tree branches when she's in a park.

But the teasing lure of then-shocking "black on white" (the original title translation) sexual relations proves a cheat; nothing of character, story or even genuine aesthetic interest emerges; and like the worst films of the era it pretends to be making a statement about turbulent times by simply name-checking hot button issues. (Quite literally, as an occasional BBC-type disembodied voice keeps saying things like "And whot about...Martin Luther King? ...Che Guevara?...Love?...Hate?...." ad nauseum.)

As previously noted, I usually love this kind of dated counterculture obscurity. But "Nerosubianco" is one of those movies best experienced on a screen you're go-go dancing in front of, not one you're actually paying attention to. I'm glad Tinto Brass had a period of faddishly wresting with the era's radical currents before turning to stylish softcore. But this movie makes it clear he never had the intellectual or even instinctual depth to grasp any theme larger than "Oooh...she's sexy." Which theme dates back to time immemorial...but usually isn't hogtied to pretentious non-statements about the Vietnam War, miscegenation, and so forth.


7 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial