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Beyond the Door (1982)

Oltre la porta (original title)
| Drama | 1983 (USA)
Mastroianni plays an ex-diplomat imprisoned for the murder of his wife who is visited by a young woman who is not only his lover but also his step-daughter.


Liliana Cavani

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Enrico Sommi
Eleonora Giorgi ... Nina
Tom Berenger ... Matthew Jackson
Michel Piccoli ... Mr. Mutti
Maria Sofia Amendolea Maria Sofia Amendolea ... Tanya
Marcia Briscoe Marcia Briscoe ... Nina's Friend
Enrico Bergier Enrico Bergier
Paolo Bonetti Paolo Bonetti
Cicely Browne Cicely Browne ... Ms Moretti
Hadija Lahnida Hadija Lahnida ... Hassan's Sister
Leandro Marcoccio Leandro Marcoccio ... Ira
Atik Mohamed Atik Mohamed ... Stranded Motorist
Abdelkader Moutaa Abdelkader Moutaa
Mahjoub Raji Mahjoub Raji
Fatima Regragui Fatima Regragui ... Sarah


Nina, a young Italian woman who has long emigrated to Morocco, hides a terrible secret: her stepfather, Enrico is in jail on charges of killing her mother who, in reality, committed suicide when she discovered the relationship between man and Nina. But the girl does not speak and keeps her stepfather-lover in a golden cage, bribing a lot of money to turn her prison cell into a palace. She provides money from the benefit of tourists, inspections in places where they dominate the drugs and the perversions of sex. A young American, Matthew, falls in love with her, manages to approach Nina's grandmother and make her meet with the prisoner who, having received pardon, regains freedom. Matthew and Nina go to Italy. Here Enrico follows them and the girl, morbidly attracted to him, leaves Matthew and goes to live with his stepfather who, now old and depressed, no longer in prison and belongs to her in body and soul. Written by lament

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Beyond Boring
8 February 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

So a guy kills his wife, he is put in prison for it and his stepdaughter visits him. The stepdaughter is sexually involved with a man and her stepdad. The girl is no good and both men know it but both men "like her in that way" so both like to have sex with her. This weird, awful movie is done in the most boring way possible. It's a sick story to begin with but they could have at least created it in an interesting way that it would get more viewers.

I would have never even watched this movie but it came in the Midnight Movie Madness 50-Pack by Mill Creek and I always watch every movie in film packs - even if I have to fast-forward and skip through them to watch the ending. I had to do the fast-forwarding this with this mess of a film that hardly ever gets viewers or reviewers - and I know why now, it's not worth it.


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