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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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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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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

The Porking Attendant: Huh, you want some advice? Don't go trying to find out what's going on with your wife. You can live with lies,
[shakes his head]
The Porking Attendant: but the truth will kill ya.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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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.


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