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Private Vices, Public Pleasures (1976)

Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù (original title)
In a sumptuous villa surrounded by a vast park, Rudolph of Habsburg, the heir to the imperial throne spends the summer contesting the old emperor in the only way that is congenial to him: ... See full summary »

Director:

Miklós Jancsó

Writers:

Miklós Jancsó (story), Giovanna Gagliardo (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lajos Balázsovits ... Rudolf / Crown Prince of Austria
Pamela Villoresi Pamela Villoresi ... Sofia / Rudolf's half sister
Franco Branciaroli Franco Branciaroli ... Duke / Rudolf's half brother
Teresa Ann Savoy ... Marie von Vetsera / hermaphrodite (as Therese Ann Savoy)
Laura Betti ... Theresa / housekeeper
Ivica Pajer ... General
Zvonimir Crnko Zvonimir Crnko
Umberto Silva Umberto Silva ... Priest
Demeter Bitenc Demeter Bitenc
Susanna Javicoli Susanna Javicoli
Anikó Sáfár Anikó Sáfár
Ilona Staller ... Woman in orgy
Gloria Piedimonte Gloria Piedimonte
Cesare Barro Cesare Barro
Gino Marturano Gino Marturano ... (as Luigi Marturano)
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Storyline

In a sumptuous villa surrounded by a vast park, Rudolph of Habsburg, the heir to the imperial throne spends the summer contesting the old emperor in the only way that is congenial to him: the mockery, the curse and above all the orgy. Surrounded first by the narrow circle of his own court, including the hermaphrodite lover, Marie von Vetsera and the obscene housekeeper Theresa, then by the young of the aristocracy, he gradually enlarged the hospitality by summoning a company of wandering actors and even a group of campagnoli, to whom it does not seem true to be able to have fun with beautiful noble girls. Thus he unleashes a sexual saraband with all the possible turpitudes and deviations. Having rejected his father's repeated reprimands and ultimatums and caused the general in charge to be sodomized, the dolphin and its intimates are exterminated by the imperial police. Written by lament

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Drama | History

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Country:

Italy | Yugoslavia

Language:

Italian | German | French | Hungarian | English

Release Date:

6 May 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Croatia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 68191 delivered on 28-4-1976. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pasolini (2014) See more »

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Rondò
Written and Performed by Tamás Cseh
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Anarchic sexuality challenging repressive authoritarian morality
24 May 2016 | by petemurphy-59176See all my reviews

This is filmed beautifully by Miklos Jansko ,who is always politically astute, as well as poetically pleasing. The film depicts an anarchistic 'revolution of everyday life' which contrasts with Marxist Lenisist militarist seizure of power. His poetic portrait is similari to much of Pier Pailo Pasolini's work but is less pessimistic.Like Derek Jarman's 'Jubilee ' 1977 , it shows anarchistic youth rebellion against prevailing power structures.Pasolini's 'Salo ' 1975 shows even more depressingly power reproducing itself due to a lack of an alternative ideology.Whilst fascists secretly admire their masters; anarchists recognize none. Other reviewers explain the historical political context better than I would have.

I saw this film at Essex University in 1977 and have never had the chance to see it since.Where could I see this again?


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