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Gasoline (2001)

Benzina (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 31 May 2002 (Italy)
Mechanic Stella owns a gas station with introvert Lenni. When Stella accidentally kills Lenni's abusive mother, they try to dump the body. They run into trouble, thugs and cops but stick together as they fall in love with each other.

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(as Monica Lisa Stambrini)

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(as Anneritte Ciccone), (as Monica Lisa Stambrini) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview:
... Stella
Regina Orioli ... Lenni
Mariella Valentini ... Madre di Eleonora
Chiara Conti ... Pippi
... Sandro
Pietro Ragusa ... Filippo
Luigi Maria Burruano ... Padre Gabriele
Osvaldo Livio Alzari ... Cashier
Pasquale Zurlin ... Tassista
Giovanni Mastrangelo ... Poliziotto 1
Gina Larocca ... Poliziotta
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Fiery, dark-haired Stella, an intense auto mechanic, and nervous, blonde Eleonora (aka Lenni) are young and in love, and are from opposite ends of the social spectrum. They operate a gas station peacefully, until Lenni's mother appears and voices her disapproval of their lesbian romance. When Stella takes action in the heat of the moment, blood flies and the young women end up with a corpse on their hands. The lovers realize they must flee in order to stay together. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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31 May 2002 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Gasoline  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,885, 6 July 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,307, 6 July 2003
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Tragic lovers
30 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

If you are looking for lesbian sexploitation, you are in the wrong place. Sure, Stella (Maya Sansa) and Lenni (Regina Orioli) are lovers, but their sex scenes are chaste.

Lenni's mom (Mariella Valentini) is visiting and slaps her and Stella hits her back. She dies and they put the body in a dump and plan to get out of town. Mom brought 20 million lire (10,329.20 Euros or 14,539.38 U.S. dollars), so they had money.

They keep getting chased by this band of thugs who want their money. They have no clue how much.

The film starts in a gas station, and they end up back there and end in a Thelma and Louise variation.

The movie just never had a spark that made it great. I was good enough for a GLAAD nomination, but not for a win.


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