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The Dark Side of Love (1984)

Fotografando Patrizia (original title)
The sexual relationship between a successful woman and her brother, an introvert, hypochondriacal youth, who is also a pornophile.

Director:

Salvatore Samperi

Writers:

Massimo di Luzio (story), Riccardo Ghione (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Monica Guerritore ... Patrizia Viani
Lorenzo Lena Lorenzo Lena ... Emilio Viani
Gianfranco Manfredi Gianfranco Manfredi ... Franco Alessi-Emilio's Teacher
Gilla Novak Gilla Novak ... Michelle-The Model
Saverio Vallone Saverio Vallone ... Arrigo-Patrizia's Lover
Svevo Samperi Svevo Samperi
Raffaele Fornaro Raffaele Fornaro
Emanuele Fornaro Emanuele Fornaro
Andrea Trevisan Andrea Trevisan
Matteo Briga Matteo Briga ... (as Matteo Brigida)
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The sexual relationship between a successful woman and her brother, an introvert, hypochondriacal youth, who is also a pornophile. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 December 1984 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Askin Karanlik Yuzu See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, Veneto, Italy

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1.85 : 1
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Edited into Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985) See more »

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unerotic melo
24 April 2003 | by goblinhairedguySee all my reviews

Don't be fooled by the promos. This is just another pretty, formulaic exercise in voyeuristic (but not erotic) Italian soap operatics. Like so many in this line, it pretends to negotiate a daring theme, while providing enough symbolism and eye candy to make it seem superficially profound. The leading lady plays it straight, but Samperi couldn't even make Laura Antonelli erotic.


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