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Devil in the Flesh (1986)

Diavolo in corpo (original title)
X | | Drama, Romance | 22 May 1987 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Marco Bellocchio

Writers:

Marco Bellocchio (story), Enrico Palandri (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maruschka Detmers ... Giulia
Federico Pitzalis Federico Pitzalis ... Andrea
Anita Laurenzi Anita Laurenzi ... Mrs. Pulcini
Alberto Di Stasio Alberto Di Stasio ... Professor Raimondi
Riccardo De Torrebruna Riccardo De Torrebruna ... Giacomo Pulcini
Catherine Diamant Catherine Diamant ... Mrs. Raimondi
Anna Orso Anna Orso ... Mrs. Dozza
Lidia Broccolino Lidia Broccolino ... Terrorist
Stefano Abbati Stefano Abbati ... Terrorist
Claudio Botosso Claudio Botosso ... Don Pisacane
Germano Basile Germano Basile
Brunella Casolari Brunella Casolari
Luciano D'Amico Luciano D'Amico
Lorenzo D'Avanzo Lorenzo D'Avanzo
Raffaele De Nuccio Raffaele De Nuccio
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Storyline

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 Wiki

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Giulia: You're disgusting.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Version of Devil in the Flesh 2 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Body On Fire
Written by Dombey and Carlo Crivelli (as Crivelli)
Sung by Carlo Crivelli
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User Reviews

not worth your time
14 January 2000 | by rwheelerSee all my reviews

We rent a lot of foreign films, with out knowing what they are about. imho - We give this 1.5 out of 5. Long boring shots of closeups of faces, we started using the remote to fast forward until the scene had ended. filming that resembled bad porn. poor character development. the worst bomb we have seen in quite a while. Lately we have seen Belle de Jour, M, Raise the Red Lantern. all exce


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$546,904

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$546,904
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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