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Appassionata (1974)

| Drama | April 1985 (USA)
A married dentist gets embroiled in a sexual affair with his teenage daughter's best friend. Meanwhile, his wife's mental health is deteriorating, and his daughter is desperate for an affair of her own.

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Gianluigi Calderone (as Gian Luigi Calderone)

Writers:

Gianluigi Calderone (as Gian Luigi Calderone), Alessandro Parenzo | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Dr. Emilio Rutelli
Ornella Muti ... Eugenia Rutelli
Eleonora Giorgi ... Nicola
Ninetto Davoli ... Butcher's Boy
Valentina Cortese ... Elisa Rutelli
Jeanne Martinovic Jeanne Martinovic
Renata Zamengo Renata Zamengo ... Dental Assistant
Carla Mancini ... Client at Dentist
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra
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Two teenage friends conspire to find out how much their youthful sensuality can disrupt one of their households, headed by a dentist and his mentally-ill wife. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Deep inside every young girl burns the passion of a woman...

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Drama

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Referenced in El rediezcubrimiento de México (1979) See more »

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Almost restored but not quite ...
3 November 2014 | by bill-729-637551See all my reviews

There does not seem to be an undamaged and complete print of this film. At several points scenes break off (although nudity or violence is not being shown) and the film jumps to a quite unconnected scene. It would seem that the original censored versions have survived more or less unscathed, but that the franker original director's cut has not. Those hoping for pubic hair and full frontal Ornella Muti will not be totally disappointed, but if you were hoping for a properly restored version of the director's original intention, I fear that we will never see it. A scene where the father is out hunting, for example, has obviously been so radically cut that it makes little sense. In a few other places scenes are cut off before they have properly ended. This is unlikely to have been the work of the director... Still worth watching, however.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passionate See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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