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L'uomo che guarda (1994)

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)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katarina Vasilissa Katarina Vasilissa ... Silvia / Wife
Francesco Casale Francesco Casale ... Eduardo-Dodò / Husband
Cristina Garavaglia Cristina Garavaglia ... Fausta / Nurse
Raffaella Offidani Raffaella Offidani ... Pascasie / Dodo's black student
Antonio Salines Antonio Salines ... Doctor
Eleonora De Grassi Eleonora De Grassi
Gabri Crea Gabri Crea
Martine Brochard ... Contessa
Franco Branciaroli Franco Branciaroli ... Alberto / Dodo's father
Erika Savastani Erika Savastani
Paolo Murano Paolo Murano
Ted Rusoff ... The Parking Attendant
Maria La Rosa Maria La Rosa
Lulu Lulu
Matteo Matteo
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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

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 January 1994 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre que mira See more »

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Budget:

$2,700,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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The Voyeour
30 June 2013 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

While it's hard to take a Tinto Brass film as anything more than a guilty pleasure, L'uomo che guarda may be the closest he ever came to making a film with real depth and it succeeds in juggling campy erotica with character study and a statement about human nature. While the blatant sexuality and skimpy outfits often border on the absurd, and often make it difficult to take the story seriously - especially in the scenes with Dodo's father and his assistant - this isn't as extreme as in Brass's recent work, especially the hilarious Cosi fan tutte. And in several other scenes - the one with the bisexual photographer stands out, as well as the nudist beach dream sequence - the nudity and sex are used in a more mature, and even disturbing fashion. Brass isn't known for subtlety or minimalism in his sex scenes, and this film is no exception, but he uses it more smartly this time, constructing an interesting and complex character in Dodo and saying something more interesting than usual about voyeurism in human sexuality and, as an extension, in film. A smart erotic film that tries to make the viewer think rather than just turn them on, and definitely one worth checking out for anyone not offended by nudity and blatant sexuality.


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