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The Story of Piera (1983)

Storia di Piera (original title)
This erotic drama about the incestuous relationship of a mother and daughter is based on the autobiography of Italian theater actress Piera Degli Esposti.

Director:

Marco Ferreri

Writers:

Piera Degli Esposti (book), Dacia Maraini (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Piera
Hanna Schygulla ... Eugenia
Marcello Mastroianni ... Lorenzo
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Tito / Giasone
Tanya Lopert Tanya Lopert ... Elide
Bettina Grühn ... Piera Bambina
Renato Cecchetto Renato Cecchetto
Maurizio Donadoni ... Massimo
Aïché Nana Aïché Nana ... La veggente (as Aiché Nanà)
Girolamo Marzano Girolamo Marzano
Lidia Montanari Lidia Montanari ... Centomila Lire
Laura Trotter ... Levatrice Giovane
Marina Zanchi Marina Zanchi
Lina Bernardi
Elisabetta Ambrosini Elisabetta Ambrosini
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An incestuous relationship of a mother and daughter which is based on the autobiography of Italian theater actress Piera Degli Esposti though it focuses more on her mother Eugenia. The liberated Eugenia and her spaced-out, husband professor Lorenzo live in a small provincial Italian town, where Eugenia is noticed as she zooms around on her bicycle and chats up strangers at the train station. While still no more than a grown child, Piera -- in tight dresses -- goes with her mother for a threesome when she engages in sexual relations with other men and subsequently suffers both from poor health and the lack of a normal home. The shadow of the future already clouds the household when Eugenia is committed again and again to the psychiatric clinic. By the time Piera has become an adult, both of her parents are in separate mental hospitals -- and both (even the father) are still sexually eccentric, to say the least. Written by lament

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 February 1983 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Historia de Piera See more »

Filming Locations:

Latina, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Soundtracks

Les Feuilles Mortes
Music by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Jacques Prévert
Performed by Fausto Papetti
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Total Complete Absolute Disaster
21 February 2002 | by Jep_GambardellaSee all my reviews

Piera's story is that of a young girl whose sexual awakening is not only tolerated but actively encouraged by her parents, with whom she seems to have some kind of an incestuous relationship. The disturbing subject matter is not what is wrong with this film, though. This is a film with loose scenes, no discernible plot, secondary characters that appear and disappear at random, nonsensical dialogue... Hey, if you want to challenge our morals by showing mother and daughter kissing naked on the beach that's fine, but try to do it in a way that is watchable. I will never forgive myself for not following my impulse of leaving after 15 minutes.


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