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Waves of Lust (1975)

Una ondata di piacere (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | July 2012 (USA)
A young couple becomes embroiled with the personal problems of another couple on a yacht moored off Sicily during a turbulent weekend of fun, games, sex games, betrayal, spouse abuse, and murder.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato

Writers:

Gianlorenzo Battaglia (story), Lamberto Bava (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Al Cliver ... Irem
Silvia Dionisio ... Barbara
John Steiner ... Giorgio / Husband
Elizabeth Turner Elizabeth Turner ... Silvia / Wife
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Storyline

Two carefree youngsters, Irem and Barbara (Al Cliver and Silvia Dionisio), are invited for a weekend cruise on a yacht owned by Giorgio, a ruthless and cynical industrialist, who is married to Silvia, a disturbed woman who allows herself to be physically and mentally abused by him. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

LURED... into a voyage of Desire... and Danger!

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waves of Lust See more »

Filming Locations:

Cefalù, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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Production Co:

T.D.L. Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Although another actress had been originally cast as Barbara, Silvia Dionisio still managed to convince the producers to let her play Barbara instead. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Early Deodato sleaze gem
23 January 2008 | by pikhal020See all my reviews

An early lurid exploitation gem from the future director of Cannibal Holocaust. The parallel to Polanski's Knife in the Water is undeniable but Deodato (predictably) ups the sex quotient and also injects political tension via the interplay of Steiner's ruthless capitalist playboy persona and the socialist leanings of the mysterious beachcomber couple. In fact, the whole plot almost plays like a symbolic allegory of class struggle except for the recurrent need to inject nudity and sexual situations for ensuring box office. Out of the cast, Steiner really stands out and seems to revel in the out and out sleaziness of his character. His counterpart, Cliver, on the other hand seems mostly somnambulistic throughout. The female leads, Dionisio and Turner aren't shy and jump into their roles, including some lesbian scenes, with enthusiasm. The film's low budget and locations work together to create a unique charm. The soundtrack and wardrobes also contribute to the film's retro allure.


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