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The Lie (1985)

L'attenzione (original title)
This is a story of love and lust shaded with overtones of incest and lesbianism. Livia is a woman trying to regain the affections of her husband Alberto, whose journalism career takes him ... See full summary »

Director:

Giovanni Soldati

Writers:

Leone Colonna, Alberto Moravia (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefania Sandrelli ... Livia
Ben Cross ... Alberto
Amanda Sandrelli Amanda Sandrelli ... Monica
Claudia Cavalcanti Claudia Cavalcanti ... Tiberia
Anita Zagaria Anita Zagaria ... Graziella
Elena Pompei Elena Pompei ... Maria
Shereen Sabet Shereen Sabet ... Anna
Arnoldo Foà ... Direttore Giornale
Claire Hardwick Claire Hardwick ... (as Claire Hardwich)
Mario Zeichen Mario Zeichen
Paolo Pigozzi Paolo Pigozzi
Francesco Scali
Emidio La Vella ... (as Emidio Lavella)
Marisa Serafina Marisa Serafina ... (as Marisa Serafino)
Ivano Marescotti Ivano Marescotti
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Storyline

This is a story of love and lust shaded with overtones of incest and lesbianism. Livia is a woman trying to regain the affections of her husband Alberto, whose journalism career takes him away for months at a time - on purpose. What she does not know is that he has an undeniable attraction for their daughter Monica. Livia's own sexual eccentricities lead her to hire young women to have sex with Alberto while she listens in hiding. When Monica wants to get into the act too, the real truth about her parentage is revealed. Written by Ørnås

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 February 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lie See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Selvaggia Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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L'attenzione (Tema Di Livia)
Composed and Conducted By Pino Donaggio
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18 June 2003 | by j_cristSee all my reviews

Disagree completely with the comment. This film is based on a novel by Alberto Moravia who was a very famous italian writer whose books has been made into film by various directors including Godard. This can be a bad film for the ones who has seen little and probably interested in action and blockbuster stuff, in that case yes, avoid it like a plague. You'll get bored. But I suggest the vision of this movie to a mature viewer or at least someone who appreciate good cinema.


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