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Ad un passo dall'aurora (1989)

| Drama, Romance
A brilliant surgeon and millionaire, married to a beautiful woman, and highly regarded in the society of Venice, wants more from life and searches for new sensations.


Mario Bianchi (as Mark B. Light)


Arthur Schnitzler (novel)


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Cast overview:
Gerardo Amato Gerardo Amato ... Riccardo / cardiac surgeon
Tinì Cansino Tinì Cansino ... Lù / Prostitute (as Tiny Cansino)
Adriana Russo Adriana Russo ... Valeria / figlia del noleggiatore-charterer's daughter
Pier Maria Cecchini Pier Maria Cecchini ... Alessandro / Pianist (as Piermaria Cecchini)
Patrizia Falcone Patrizia Falcone ... Marianna / Judge's daughter
Renzo Rinaldi Renzo Rinaldi ... Noleggiatore di maschere e costumi / renter of masks and costumes
Barbara Giommi Barbara Giommi ... Lorenza / moglie di Riccardo-Riccardo's wife
Franco Caracciolo ... Stella / the transvestite


During the Venice carnival, Riccardo Varchi, a successful cardiac surgeon, is oppressed by an inexplicable dissatisfaction, which only the application of a deviant, morbid and violent sexuality seems to alleviate his discomfort. Meetings with the prostitute Lù, with her longtime friend Alessandro and participation in a mysterious masked party will prove decisive. Written by lament

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mario bianchi or stanley kubrick? this is the question
17 May 2002 | by flesh_eaterSee all my reviews

can a director of porn movies direct a transposition of an arthur schnitzler's book? yes! 11 years before kubrick made his *eyes wide shut*, mario bianchi directed this movie based on the same book by schintzler, a movie that probably nobody has seen. I didn't see it, too, but if you have the opportunity, don't miss it! and tom cruise? and nicole kidman? well, neither of them act in this movie, but what difference does it make?

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