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L'alcova (1985)

An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war... See full summary »

Director:

Joe D'Amato

Writer:

Ugo Moretti (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lilli Carati Lilli Carati ... Alessandra
Annie Belle ... Velma
Laura Gemser ... Zerbal
Al Cliver ... Elio
Roberto Caruso Roberto Caruso ... Furio
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Storyline

An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war, ya know? While he's been gone, his wife has been having an affair with the female housekeeper (Belle). Not at all pleased with being a slave, the Ebony princess notices the mistress of the house engaging in a quick bit of foreplay with the housekeeper and plots her revenge starting with the seduction of the mistress. Jealousy spreads like wildfire and before you know it, she has turned the household into a lustful frenzy of sex and hatred.

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Au dela des limites du plaisir...

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The credits claim the screenplay is based on a novel by a Judith Wexley. Several researchers have said they could find no trace of this novel, and it apparently does not exist. See more »

Quotes

Zerbal: [to Alessandra and Wilma] Hello. Go and get yourself fucked.
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Alternate Versions

When released in the UK in 1995 this title was cut by 1 minute and 45 seconds by the BBFC. See more »

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You are not going to use me... to make money.
10 December 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Joe D'Amato laves his cannibal past and ventures into soft core porn. It is really more than an exhibition of full frontal - there is certainly enough of that. It actually has an interesting story about the fall of the landed gentry.

The Colonel (Al Cliver - Zombie, The Beyond) returns from war with a chief's daughter (Laura Gemser - Black Emmanuel) in tow. His wife (Lilli Carati - Miss Italy 1975) is at first dismissive of the woman and certainly racist in her comments.

Gemser is not happy with her position, and soon discovers that the wife and the Colonel's secretary (Annie Belle - The House on the Edge of the Park) have their own thing going. She plot to get the wife on her side using her considerable skills at lovemaking.

Meanwhile, the Colonel is discovering he is a failure as a writer and the banks are clamoring at the door. He decides to make porn films. Things do not go well for Belle, as she is paired with the gardener (Roberto Caruso). But, she gets her revenge in the end.

The cinematography was excellent.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 January 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Alcove See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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