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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 becomes infatuated with a woman he sees outside his class window. Her fiancée is in jail for being involved in a radical movement, and she spends much time in... See full summary »

Director:

Marco Bellocchio

Writers:

Marco Bellocchio (story), Enrico Palandri (story) | 2 more credits »
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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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 becomes infatuated with a woman he sees outside his class window. Her fiancée is in jail for being involved in a radical movement, and she spends much time in court providing moral support. At first she resists the student's advances, but eventually begins an affair with him. Their situation is condemned by her family and his father, who is the woman's psychologist. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil in the Flesh See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$546,904
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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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 a hardcore oral sex scene. There is also an R-rated version with this scene removed. The hardcore version was broadcast by accident on Canadian TV a few years ago. See more »

Connections

Featured in Indie Sex: Extremes (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Body On Fire
Written by Dombey and Carlo Crivelli (as Crivelli)
Sung by Carlo Crivelli
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Very erotic and difficult to follow
6 March 2001 | by jdworki1See all my reviews

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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