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Private Vices, Public Pleasures (1976)

Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù (original title)
Rudolf is a good-natured pan-sexual golden boy, who cavorts on his rural estate with a host of beautiful, aristocratic lovers and friends of both sexes. He refuses to leave his country ... 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 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 (as Therese Ann Savoy)
Laura Betti ... Therese
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

Rudolf is a good-natured pan-sexual golden boy, who cavorts on his rural estate with a host of beautiful, aristocratic lovers and friends of both sexes. He refuses to leave his country idyll even though he has been ordered to by the Emperor, his father. 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

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Rondò
Written and Performed by Tamás Cseh
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From another time.
20 February 2015 | by geoffreyperrin-244-410909See all my reviews

Lots of information here in other reviews about the films historical context and ambitions, and also the directors other work and background. For me this film is from a time when film makers were not tied to mast of narrative, long lingering shots abound, with beautiful graceful composition , and the camera holding on little moments of reverie. The nudity is irreverent and celebratory , again capturing candid moments, and as one reviewer stated an almost dream like atmosphere is achieved. Also the use of diagetic and non-diagetic sound is playfully used and intertwined, with musicians playing the soundtrack itself on screen. A wonderful example of European cinema from a lost time.


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