4.5/10
136
4 user 1 critic

Desideria: La vita interiore (1980)

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 »

Director:

Gianni Barcelloni
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The fifteen year-old Maria "Mimmina" Luiza leaves the boarding school in Genève to stay in the Bechten Hotel nursing her father, the widower writer Guido, who is paralyzed by rheumatism. ... See full summary »

Director: Florestano Vancini
Stars: Franco Nero, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Lara Wendel
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An old surgeon falls in love with an intellectual underage girl.

Director: Alan Bridges
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Claudia Cardinale, Lara Wendel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Fabio Testi is a politician who finds himself descending into a world of drugs and crime when he encounters Lara Wendel.

Director: Fabrizio Lori
Stars: Lara Wendel, Fabio Testi, Simonetta Stefanelli
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Four women make a pact with the Devil. The 13-year-old daughter of one of them has begun to shown signs of a dark nature which causes preoccupation and somewhat regret on her mother.

Director: Pier Carpi
Stars: Anne Heywood, Valentina Cortese, Frank Finlay
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Portrait of an imaginary painter from the life and work of Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865).

Directors: Olivier Smolders, Johan van den Driessche
Stars: Christian Courtois, Alexandre von Sivers, Lémi Cétol
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Pier Giuseppe Murgia
Stars: Lara Wendel, Eva Ionesco, Martin Loeb
Jag är Maria (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

11-year-old Maria is forced to stay with her relatives in a small town. She becomes friends with a quirky, drunken painter.

Director: Karsten Wedel
Stars: Lise-Lotte Hjelm, Peter Lindgren, Helena Brodin
Ernesto (1979)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Triest in the year 1911. Ernesto is the priviliged, seventeen year old son of a jewish mother and a non-jewish father, who has deserted his family. He is raised by his uncle Giovanni and ... See full summary »

Director: Salvatore Samperi
Stars: Martin Halm, Michele Placido, Virna Lisi
L'immoralità (1978)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Federico is a child-killer running from the law. Wounded, he is taken in by a 12 year old girl named Simona. Their strange love affair is interrupted by Simona's depressed, oversexed mother... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Pirri
Stars: Lisa Gastoni, Howard Ross, Karin Trentephol
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Luca Manzi is a fourteen year old boy while the Northern Italy Republic of Salò is governed by the Fascists. Luca becomes a partisan but after the end of the war he is disappointed because ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Karl Zinny, Stefania Sandrelli, Teresa Ann Savoy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Stefan finds that he can no longer tolerate the arrangement of his cheating wife ... he, the husband, gets her during the week and her lover gets her on the weekends. At the same time the ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Julian Sands, Joanna Pacula, Tchéky Karyo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A group of children, age 7 through 14, are left home alone at a house in a secluded community in the countryside. Their innocence is gradually corrupted as they experiment with ... See full summary »

Director: Celina Murga
Stars: Natalia Gomez Alarcon, Ignacio Giménez, Lucas Del Bo
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stefania Sandrelli ... Viola
Lara Wendel ... Desideria
Klaus Löwitsch ... Tiberi
Vittorio Mezzogiorno ... Erostrato
Orso Maria Guerrini ... Quinto
Lory Del Santo Lory Del Santo
Rossana Marra Rossana Marra
Francesca Giordani Francesca Giordani
Barbara Valmorin
Giovanna Mainardi Giovanna Mainardi
Paolo Zambiasi Paolo Zambiasi ... Emilio
Gabriella Cristiani Gabriella Cristiani
Marcella Petrelli
Giuliano Sestili Giuliano Sestili ... Autista
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by lament

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 September 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Desire, the Interior Life See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.

Purview


22 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed