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Cheeky (2000)

Tra(sgre)dire (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 28 January 2000 (Italy)
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.


Tinto Brass
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Credited cast:
Yuliya Mayarchuk Yuliya Mayarchuk ... Carla
Jarno Berardi Jarno Berardi ... Matteo
Francesca Nunzi Francesca Nunzi ... Moira
Max Parodi Max Parodi ... Marion
Mauro Lorenz Mauro Lorenz ... Bernard
Leila Carli Leila Carli ... Nina
Vittorio Attene Vittorio Attene ... Luca
Antonio Salines Antonio Salines
Chiara Gobbato Chiara Gobbato
Remo Pizzaroni Remo Pizzaroni
Mauro Sangiorgi Mauro Sangiorgi
Alberto Passone Alberto Passone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silvia Rossi Silvia Rossi


In London, the Venetian Carla Borin is searching an apartment to share with her beloved boyfriend Matteo. She meets the lesbian real estate agent Moira and rents a large apartment. When the jealous Matteo finds some pictures and letters from her former lover Bernard in Venice, he hangs up the phone and the upset and amoral Carla has a brief affair with Moira and intercourse with an acquaintance in a party. When Matteo comes to London, he concludes that his lust for Carla is more important than his jealousy and her behavior. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Drama


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The title is presented in reference guides as TRA(SGRE)DIRE and in the film itself with the middle four letters smaller than the rest of the title. The verb "Trasgredire" translates from Italian as "to transgress" while the verb "Tradire" (minus the "sgre") translates as "to betray." See more »


[first lines]
Policeman: Who is in charge?
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Alternate Versions

The English dubbed version is missing about a minute of explicit footage and had all of credits re-done in English, featuring the new title "Cheeky." The opening music theme, while technically remaining the same, uses different, much heavier orchestrations. See more »

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Nonchalant Openness
28 April 2007 | by tedgSee all my reviews

Some films are simply about the appeal of one character. That's all that matters.

There seem to be two types: those that depend on the charm of attractive women, and those that have to work some other engagement. Often that's the acting challenge.

I'm thinking in particular of Audrey Hepburn and "Funny Face." The story and all else is there only to showcase the woman; She is only there for us and we for her. Soft porn should be the place we see much of this, simply because it affords a wider set of seductive options. But it just isn't so. I think there are several reasons for this. When a film is marketed as smut, expectations aren't very high and what you usually get is something that is measured as less than "the real thing."

Tinto Brass, in some of his later films tries to make something genuinely seductive I think, something that is itself. And he has a good eye, a good cinematic sense. Unfortunately for me, what he thinks is seductive in terms of body types doesn't score. Its a cultural thing.

But what he aims for is casual intimacy, the type of casualness that isn't deliberately seductive, but the center of being of the woman. So when you see the nude actress, it is more likely to be her lounging around the house. Its a study in a woman.

A second reason you see this so little is, well, there are few women on screen who can charm like say Audrey Hepburn. The ones that can act go to a different market. The ones who can't end up in the higher paying "adult industry." So it must be quite a challenge for Brass to find a woman sufficiently natural in a sexual appeal to built a film around.

The story in this case if you don't know it is that he found this woman as a waitress in a pizza place and charmed her into the role. She IS successful at being what he needs, apparently because its what she really is. So in a way, its a documentary, if you subtract out the story, which you'll do even if you aren't interested in the process.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.

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Release Date:

28 January 2000 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Transgressions See more »

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Lion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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