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Maladolescenza (1977)

A teen boy grows from playing and fighting with his German-shepherd dog, to playing kids and adult games with two equally young girls, in a dream-like forest which eventually turns eerie, and somber.

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Peter Berling, Dieter Geissler (dialogue) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lara Wendel ... Laura
Eva Ionesco Eva Ionesco ... Silvia
Martin Loeb Martin Loeb ... Fabrizio
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A teen boy grows from playing and fighting with his German-shepherd dog, to playing kids and adult games with two equally young girls, in a dream-like forest which eventually turns eerie, and somber.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 May 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Playing with Love See more »

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Runtime:

(Québec)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The original Italian title of "Maladolescenza" is believed to be a portmanteau word of 'malizia adolescenza' which means 'adolescence malice' in English. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the end before the ending credits there is a quote from the hungarian author Kosztolányi Dezsö which in the movie mistyped "Deszo Kosztolanyi" See more »

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Maladolescenza
Composed by Pippo Caruso
Directed by Pippo Caruso
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A movie of its time?
4 September 2006 | by tanje_beudelSee all my reviews

Having grown up in Amsterdam,Holland, where our liberal ideas are pretty much the norm, I have to say that I cannot understand why this movie caused so many problems when it came out! Sure, it is a movie of the 70's when peace and love were still there amongst a lot of old and younger people in Holland. I saw the film on a good DVD version last year and thought it was a love story about youth, rite of passage and growing up. The music in the background was pretty dire and some of the scenes were a bit dull (what was the snake scene all about??) but generally it wasn't a bad film. If some people get wound up about preteen nudity, then all I can say is they should get a life!!


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