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The Butcher (1998)

Il macellaio (original title)
A high class wife falls for a small town butcher.Its all lust.Its all desire.


Aurelio Grimaldi


Alina Reyes (novel), Aurelio Grimaldi


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Credited cast:
Alba Parietti Alba Parietti ... Alina
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... The butcher (as Miki Manojlovic)
Lorenzo Majnoni Lorenzo Majnoni ... Daniele / Alina's husband
Rosa Pianeta Rosa Pianeta ... Cashier (as Rosa Andrea Pianeta)
Giulio Base ... Lorenzo / Manager
Caterina Vertova ... Federica
Cinzia Insinga Cinzia Insinga ... Psychologist
Alessandra Costanzo Alessandra Costanzo ... Mrs. Costantini
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Cavallari Barbara Cavallari


Alina, a dissatisfied wife is brilliant and initiative-driven woman who runs an art gallery in Palermo. Her husband Daniele, a well-educated and intelligent conductor, is often distant in every sense. While waiting to adopt the child they can not have, in the life of her comes a joking butcher and prodigal of mischievous allusions, which arouses in her an irresistible attraction. Written by lament

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6 March 1998 (Italy) See more »

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Freeway Production, Rio See more »
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Lead actor Predrag Manojlovic admitted in interview for Croatian Television "Il macellaio" is a "worst movie that he ever was in". He said he knew it will be bad "even during filming". See more »

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12 November 2014 | by yoshi_s_storySee all my reviews

Not that, in its substance, «Il macellaio» is particularly distant from the average porn movie. It features a butch, a stunner, alternance between a wealthy house and the popular market of 'A Vucciria in Palermo, Sicily, a sunny picturesque cross-section of Mediterranean civilization's, still half-alive to our day, roots. None of the cast could appear capable of being judged an actor, less for Predrag Manojlovic - who in fact stated his uneasiness about this work -, nobody would likely say there is a writing behind action or a director behind the camera, and the eventual brazen-facedness of someone trying to suggest this is art would met the typical perplexed and hardly kind smile statements of this kind meet when made about porns. It is nevertheless to be stated that Alba Parietti's sensuality is so remarkable as to heat the view and give it mean yet not devoid of energy sexual charge, notwithstanding she can't be classified as an actress.

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