5.7/10
2,570
6 user 22 critic

L'uomo che guarda (1994)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 January 1994 (Italy)
A troubled college professor becomes obsessed with the idea that his emotionally distant wife is having an affair with his invalid father.

Director:

Tinto Brass

Writers:

Tinto Brass, Alberto Moravia (novel)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Capriccio (1987)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

After the renewed flings with their former lovers prove to be disastrously unlike the romantic memories, an unfaithful couple returns to each other.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Nicola Warren, Francesca Dellera, Andy J. Forest
Fallo! (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Tinto Brass - The maestro of Italian erotica is back! Lies, subterfuge, betrayal and mischief - FALLO! is a collection of six stories based on the joys of sexuality and the eroticism of a new generation of women.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Sara Cosmi, Massimiliano Caroletti, William De Vito
Paprika (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young country girl comes to town and works in a brothel in order to help her fiance get the money to start his own business. "Paprika" is the name given to her by the madam.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Debora Caprioglio, Stéphane Ferrara, Martine Brochard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A sensitive, 14 year old orphan in a military school learns about life and love from his classmates and teachers.

Director: Gérard Corbiau
Stars: Grégoire Colin, Chiara Caselli, Johan Rougeul
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Set in the 1950s Italian countryside, the film tells the story of Lola and Masetto, a young couple whose views on premarital sex differ drastically.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Anna Ammirati, Patrick Mower, Max Parodi
Cours privé (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Jeanne Kern is a history teacher in a private mixed class. Passionately provocative, she does not ignore the effect she has on men.

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
Stars: Elizabeth Bourgine, Michel Aumont, Xavier Deluc
Cheeky (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

While scouting out apartments in London for her Venetian boyfriend, Carla rents an apartment that overlooks the Thames. There she meet the lesbian hyper-horny real estate agent Moira.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Yuliya Mayarchuk, Jarno Berardi, Francesca Nunzi
The Key (1983)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In 1940s Venice, after twenty years of marriage, a Professor and his younger wife witness the passion wane. Now, all that remains is to confess the rousing thoughts to an elaborate diary hoping to break free from ties and inhibitions.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli, Franco Branciaroli
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A happily married 24-year-old woman who experiences an inexplicable, rather restless craving to finally live her life intensely, retells her extra-marital escapades to her husband intending to spice up their marriage.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Claudia Koll, Paolo Lanza, Franco Branciaroli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Kim Taylor inherits her grandfather's drive-in theatre. She must raise $25,000 over one weekend or the bank will take the property from her. She also has to deal with pesky capitalist J.B. Winston.

Directors: Fred Olen Ray, Steve Latshaw
Stars: Ashlie Rhey, Richard Gabai, Ross Hagen
Monamour (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An attractive, yet neglected housewife will have a scandalous affair behind her husband's back at Mantua's renowned literary festival.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Anna Jimskaia, Riccardo Marino, Max Parodi
Senso '45 (2002)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Trapped in an unhappy marriage, the wife of a high ranking Fascist official starts a dangerous, self-destructive relationship with a duplicitous S.S. Officer.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Anna Galiena, Gabriel Garko, Franco Branciaroli
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katarina Vasilissa Katarina Vasilissa ... Silvia
Francesco Casale Francesco Casale ... Eduardo-Dodò
Cristina Garavaglia Cristina Garavaglia ... Fausta
Raffaella Offidani Raffaella Offidani ... Pascasie
Antonio Salines Antonio Salines ... Doctor
Eleonora De Grassi Eleonora De Grassi
Gabri Crea Gabri Crea
Martine Brochard ... Contessa
Franco Branciaroli Franco Branciaroli ... Alberto
Erika Savastani Erika Savastani
Paolo Murano Paolo Murano
Ted Rusoff ... The Parking Attendant
Maria La Rosa Maria La Rosa
Lulu Lulu ... (as Lulù)
Matteo Matteo
Edit

Storyline

At a college in Rome, a professor, nicknamed "Dodo" is in a deep depression. His stunningly beautiful wife, Silvia has just left him for another man. He wants her back very badly and has erotic daydreams about her. While visiting his bedridden father, Alberto he meets his dad's very sexy live-in nurse, Fausta who takes care of much more then his broken leg. A beautiful young student, Pascasie in his class asks him for a ride home and seduces the lucky man, but he does not answer because he still he wonders about his wife and her lover. Fausta tells him of a beautiful young woman who has been having a sexual relationship with his father. Written by Ørnås

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 January 1994 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre que mira See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene in the movie theatre, the film being shown is another Tinto Brass film, The Key (1983). He did this same thing in Snack Bar Budapest (1988). See more »

Quotes

Silvia: [as the Oriental man observes the couple in the restaurant] Are you watching?
Dodò: You're driving me crazy. It looks like the hackles of a wild cat.
Silvia: [showing off] Mm-mm. What else does it make you think of?
Dodò: The crest of a rooster.
Silvia: [enjoying the attention] Oh, go on, don't stop.
Dodò: The mane of a great black stallion.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Erotic and explicit
4 January 1999 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

The story of erotic films in the 1990s is largely a very sad one. American main stream cinema seems to avoid the subject altogether, B movies are obsessed with coupling sex with violence and death, and the typical porno is as exciting as drying paint. But there are a few exceptions, most notably the films of Tinto Brass, and this film here is a prime example.

What is so unique about Brass' films of this decade (and to a slightly lesser degree his 1980s films as well) is how they manage to combine eroticism with an explicitness that is close to hardcore porn, and that without ever looking seedy or overly stylish. Greatly supporting this effect are the music of Riz Ortolani and the excellent cinematography by Massimo Di Venanzo. With L'Uomo che guarda Brass seems to be telling the porno makers: "this is how a sex film can and should look like".

The UK certificated version of this is about 8 minutes shorter than the original, but even that version would have no chance of an R rating in the USA. The quality of the English dubbing is a bit better than usual, but still we have to endure the traditional incomprehensible fake American accent for the leading male as in so many Italian films.


82 of 87 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed