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Malicious (1973)

Malizia (original title)
A widower and two of his sons become infatuated by their beautiful housekeeper, and all three set out to seduce her using their own unique methods.

Director:

Salvatore Samperi

Writers:

Salvatore Samperi (story), Ottavio Jemma (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Laura Antonelli ... Angela
Turi Ferro ... Ignazio
Alessandro Momo Alessandro Momo ... Nino
Tina Aumont ... Luciana
Lilla Brignone Lilla Brignone ... Granma
Pino Caruso Pino Caruso ... Don Cirillo
Angela Luce ... Ines Corallo
Stefano Amato Stefano Amato ... Porcello
Gianluigi Chirizzi Gianluigi Chirizzi ... Nuccio
Grazia Di Marzà ... Adelina
Massimiliano Filoni Massimiliano Filoni ... Enzio
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Storyline

A widower and his sons fall in love with Angela (Laura Antonelli), the beautiful housekeeper. Each man uses his particular way to approach and capture the - apparently innocent and naive - young woman, and to see more of her sexy body. But only one of them succeeds in dominating and conquering her. Written by Artemis-9

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Wasn't that thoughtful of mother, to hire a maid like Angela, and then die. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Elegant and erotic
22 November 2004 | by michelerealiniSee all my reviews

"Malizia" was a big hit in 1973 -it launched Laura Antonelli's career and established the reputation of director Salvatore Samperi, an "iconoclast" film-maker (he started "erotic" comedies, which teased Italian sexual taboos...!)

The film is not vulgar at all. It tells the story of a young maid, Angela, who works in a house for a widow and his sons. One of them will conquer, a teenanger who's discovering sexual instincts, will blackmail and conquer her...

It is a very elegant picture, superbly photographed by Vittorio Storaro. It takes place in Sicily, the family is very bourgeois and society very conservative. Samperi and screenwriter Ottavio Jemma choose to adapt this "sexual" comedy in this context, in order to create a contrast.

The film won several prices and critics praised the picture. Today "Malizia" is quite old, it is a typical Seventies movie -it was made after '68, after the breakup of many sexual and morals frontiers, it is a provocative opus, very provocative. But never vulgar, as I said. An Italian classic.


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