An Italian high school student named Andrea becomes infatuated with Giulia, an older woman he sees outside his classroom window. Giulia's fiancé, a leftist radical, has been jailed and is ...
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An Italian high school student named Andrea becomes infatuated with Giulia, an older woman he sees outside his classroom window. Giulia's fiancé, a leftist radical, has been jailed and is currently on trial for political crimes. Andrea and Giulia meet, and begin rendezvousing at her apartment, where a sexual relationship quickly unfolds. The situation is complicated when the fiancé's mother realizes this, and confronts Andrea's father. Andrea's father is a psychiatrist who treats patients with psychoanalysis. He has treated Giulia in the past. The psychiatrist finds himself a victim of Giulia's sexual advances, which he attributes to madness. As a passionate affair unfolds between Giulia and Andrea, the viewer is left wondering exactly how crazy Giulia really is, and whether Giulia had an affair with the boy's father as well. Intensity of passion between Giulia and Andrea builds towards the climax. Andrea's father confronts him about this affair, but Andrea doesn't back down.Written by
Controversial as the first major film in recent memory to feature a well-known, mainstream actress performing an unsimulated sex act on screen. Maruschka Detmers later expressed some regret at the scene because she said it overshadowed her other accomplishments. See more »
Two versions of this film exist. The original, European edit (released unrated on video in North America) contains an explicit scene of oral sex. There is also an R-rated version with this scene removed. The uncut version was broadcast by accident on Canadian TV a few years ago. See more »
This film was at times very difficult to follow. Every time it got interesting it would jump to another scene. I'm not sure if it was my perception because the translation may have been a little flawed. Even though I was watching sub titles I did think that Maruschka Detmers was terrific. She is also very beautiful and if anything else it is worth seeing this film just for that one famous scene. It's pretty cool to watch a dramatic film and have a scene like that. Overall it was a decent movie.
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