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Art of Love (1983)

Ars amandi (original title)
Young student Claudine has a dream in which the Roman student Cornelius, fascinated by the beautiful wife of the commander, attends lectures on the art of love of great Ovid. Ancient tragedy happens again in a few centuries

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Walerian Borowczyk

Writers:

Ovid (poem), Walerian Borowczyk (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marina Pierro ... Claudia
Michele Placido ... Macarius
Massimo Girotti ... Ovid
Laura Betti ... Clio
Milena Vukotic ... Modestina
Philippe Lemaire ... General Laurentius
Mireille Pame Mireille Pame ... Seporah
Philippe Taccini Philippe Taccini ... Cornelius
Simonetta Stefanelli ... Widow Nereus
Antonio Orlando Antonio Orlando ... Rufus
Pier Francesco Aiello Pier Francesco Aiello ... Flavius
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Storyline

In the eighth year after the birth of Christ, Rome under the reign of Augustus; the Roman tribune, jealous Macarius (Michel Placido) brings his beautiful young wife, Claudia, (Marina Pierro) to his mother, Clio because he has to go to war. But she gets permission to follow the lessons of Roman poet Ovid (Massimo Girotti), who preaches "art of love", libertine love in the amphitheater. During this course, the uniquely sophisticated art of love is practiced. Practical lessons are given by Macarius's wife and his mother.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 December 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 80042 delivered on 30-8-1984. See more »

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