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Desideria (1980)

Desideria: La vita interiore (original title)
The daughter of a prostitute who could not maintain it, Desideria was sold to the rich bourgeois Viola who has given her a good education but little affection. When she discovers that Viola... See full summary »

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Gianni Barcelloni
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Complete credited cast:
Stefania Sandrelli ... Viola
Lara Wendel ... Desideria II
Klaus Löwitsch ... Tiberi
Vittorio Mezzogiorno ... Erostrato
Orso Maria Guerrini ... Quinto
Lory Del Santo Lory Del Santo
Rossana Marra Rossana Marra ... Desideria 1
Francesca Giordani Francesca Giordani
Barbara Valmorin
Giovanna Mainardi Giovanna Mainardi
Paolo Zambiasi Paolo Zambiasi ... Emilio
Gabriella Cristiani
Marcella Petrelli Marcella Petrelli ... Chantal
Giuliano Sestili Giuliano Sestili ... Autista
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The daughter of a prostitute who could not maintain it, Desideria was sold to the rich bourgeois Viola who has given her a good education but little affection. When she discovers that Viola is not her real mother, she first tries to commit suicide, then decides to take revenge for her turning against her world and challenging it.

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A very good movie to own,,,,,,
27 June 2005 | by chadbb6See all my reviews

"Desideria" Starring Stefania Sandrelli, Lara Wendel, Klaus Löwitsch. Italian language, with no English subtitles is this version I viewed. A heavy set, 15-year-old girl named Desideria (Lara Wendel) is ridiculed by her adoptive mother to the point where she attempts suicide. While recovering in the hospital, Desideria (Lara Wendel) loses weight as well as her love and respect for her mommy. Upon her release Desideria exacts her revenge on those who have hurt her. Lara bares it all in this very rare European cult classic. A must have for fans of Lara Wendel, it will also appeal to fans of Eva Ionesco and David Hamilton style of movies. This was emotional for me because I to was overweight and I think Lara's acting brought these feeling I felt to the surface so the eye could grasp that feeling. I won't mention Lara Wendel is built like a brick out house nor will I mention I think she is beautiful in looks nude or clothed as well as being a fine actress. My humble opinion is one should own this movie if you can find it, I truly hope this movie will do a come back so it will be available for another generation to enjoy, nuff said.

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Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

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4 September 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Desire, the Interior Life See more »

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