As the rise of the Italian Fascism makes its visible presence in noble 1940s Venice, Professor Nino Rolfe and his much younger wife, the sumptuous Italian beauty, Teresa, sadly, after twenty years of marriage, witness their enthusiasm wither and the passion wane. Inevitably, all that remains now, is to let his imagination run wild and confess his boldly intimate and rousing thoughts to his elaborate diary, in the hope that Teresa will soon find it and read it. There, in his frank and unrestricted confessions, against all risk of being judged as a vile and corrupt man, Nino would admit all the things that he would never be able to say in person, urging his Goddess Teresa to finally get rid of her painful and revolting modesty. The faithful diary may be locked away in safety but the precious key is hidden in plain sight. Will innocent Teresa ever discover it, and with it, the way to unlock what quickens the faint, yet willing heart?
Together they explored and fulfilled each other's deepest and most erotic desires!
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Did You Know?
This movie was made about twenty-seven years after Jun'ichirô Tanizaki
's novel "Kagi" was first published in 1956. The first filmed version of the novel, Kagi
(1959), was made about three years after the book was first released whilst the second version, Kagi
(1974) was made about eighteen years after. See more
In the scene Laszlo shows Nino how to use an instant camera. That was not possible in the period the story takes place (Mussolini's fascist Italy). They are using a Polaroid Land Camera model 95 and its production was from 1948 to 1953. See more
Don't forget that coitus, as any medical book will tell you, is risky in your condition.
The risk of leaving while coming, eh?
The UK cinema and 1987 video version was cut by 38 secs by the BBFC to remove a shot of a man's erection seen through his open shorts and a female masturbation scene, and additional edits were made to optically darken visible shots of female genitals. The 2001 Arrow DVD features the uncut print. See more
Referenced in Passion Remembered
Inno dei giovani fascisti
by Giuseppe Blanc See more