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Miranda (1985)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 15 October 1985 (Italy)
In this erotic comedy, Miranda is the landlady of a small country tavern who is looking for a husband, and tries out a variety of men for size.

Director:

Tinto Brass

Writers:

Tinto Brass, Carlo Goldoni (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Serena Grandi ... Miranda
Andrea Occhipinti ... Berto (as Andrea Occhipin')
Franco Interlenghi ... Carlo
Andy J. Forest Andy J. Forest ... Norman (as Andy J. Forrest)
Franco Branciaroli Franco Branciaroli ... Tony
Malisa Longo
Laura Sassi Laura Sassi
Isabelle Illiers ... Gabrielle
Luciana Cirenei Luciana Cirenei
Jean René Lemoine Jean René Lemoine
Mauro Paladini Mauro Paladini
Enzo Turrin Enzo Turrin
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Storyline

With her husband still missing since WWII, the voluptuous innkeeper, Miranda, runs the business all alone, somewhere in a small late-1940s' town outside Venice. Now, a widow, Miranda refuses to get married again, waiting for the return of her husband; however, hers is an idle promise because, in the meantime, she keeps an affair with the young transporter Berto, under the watchful eye of Tony, her secret admirer. With an ample supply of lovers, Miranda will console herself for her loss by searching for the right man--and without any inhibition--she will pick the most promising ones from a wide array of potential husbands of all ages, to submit them to her erotic trials. Eventually, over a period of one year, the quest for the proper lover will include diverse suitors, one for each season, all claiming a place in Miranda's heart. Sooner or later, the search will end, but in the end, who will be the most suitable one standing next to the beautiful Miranda at the church? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

An Erotic Comedy That Followed Tinto Brass' "Caligula" and "The Key".

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 October 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Miranda - Die Wirtin vom Po See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

San Francisco Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Berto: I love you, Miranda. I love you!
Miranda: You are not the only one...
Berto: The old man again, right?
Miranda: Sure, he loves me too. Look, pretty nice ring.
Berto: Get rid of it, you hear?
Miranda: Are you crazy? It's mine!
Berto: You are a...
Miranda: Say it, go on. It gets me all excited.
Berto: Slut, whore, bitch!
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Connections

References Fiamma che non si spegne (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

CICCIA ODOROSA
by Benjamin - Timbras - Ortolani
Sung by Katyna Ranieri
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The Assman Cometh
11 April 2002 | by hawley griffinSee all my reviews

Ah, the mature Tinto Brass! After twenty odd years of trying to make difficult, compelling and erotic films, of seeing his work cut to shreds by clumsier, less artistic hands, of working on huge sets with vast unweildy international casts and of the insufferable dictation of linear narrative and intelligible dialogue enough was enough. From now on it would be back to basics, back to his first love. From now on all of his films would be about women with fat arses. Like Walerian Boroczyk or Russ Meyer ( albeit a Russ Meyer who is a foot shorter and facing the wrong way ) Brass' chief concern is the capture of the female form, as often as possible and from suprisingly intrusive angles. To this end he has established a series of erotic props, his own sexual shorthand. There will always be an oval mirror over any bed, there will invariably be a camp dancing sequence during which the heroine will feel compelled to flash her baggy french knickers. There will be a dream sequence, usually on a beach and usually as a tribute to Fellini, and every time a character goes to the cinema it will be to see another Tinto Brass film. And finally, and perhaps most importantly for Tinto, any woman, no matter what the circumstances and appropos of nothing must be allowed to urinate as and when she pleases, preferably backlit and preferably in public. This is the plot of Miranda. Not in essence, this is not a thumbnail sketch or a five word pitch. THIS IS ALL THAT HAPPENS:Miranda ( Serena Grandi ) the landlady of an Italian taverna has to choose between three men: a rich pensioner, an aggressive GI or the lowly waiter who carries a torch for her. Guess which one she goes for!


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