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Il Futuro (2013)

Il futuro (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 6 September 2013 (USA)
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When their parents die, Bianca starts to smoke and Tomas is still a virgin. The orphans explore the dangerous streets of adulthood until Bianca finds Maciste, a retired Mr. Universe, and enters his dark mansion in search of a future.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manuela Martelli ... Bianca
... Tomas
... Maciste
... Libyan
Alessandro Giallocosta ... Bologman
Daniela Piperno ... Social Worker
Pino Calabrese ... Policeman
Patricia Rivadeneira ... Hairdresser's Owner
Maria De Aracelli ... Hairdresser
Araceli Budía ... Hairdresser (as Budia Cabeza)
Luciano Lavarra ... Hairdresser
Brando Taccini ... Ex-Boyfriend
Alice Fritti ... Laura
Stefano Palma ... Gigi
Davide Michele Zongoli ... Young Maciste
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When their parents die, Bianca starts to smoke and Tomas is still a virgin. The orphans explore the dangerous streets of adulthood until Bianca finds Maciste, a retired Mr. Universe, and enters his dark mansion in search of a future.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,583, 6 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,983, 15 November 2013
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The book being read in Bianca's English class is "Jane Eyre", which also involves a young girl coming to work for a reclusive, rich house-owner who becomes blind. See more »

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Features The Fury of Hercules (1962) See more »

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Nocturne en Sol Majeur, Op.37, n.2
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Roberto Scherson
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Downbeat erotica
28 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

The film opens with the death of two teenager's parents, leaving them to live by themselves. Money is tight for Bianca and Tomas but the arrival of two shady guys from the gym where the latter works changes everything. They put forward a scheme to rob a reclusive actor who was famous in the 60's for playing the character Maciste in peplum movies. Bianca is sent in to seduce him but things don't play out as planned.

Il Futuro is a strange film that isn't really story driven at all. The crime angle that underpins the narrative is ultimately not especially important, more a device of linking Bianca to Maciste. What made the film most enjoyable for me was Manuela Martelli who was not only good in the central role but also added a strong sensual dimension to proceedings. She spends a considerable amount of time naked and covered in oil which does ensure that this is a drama that has a definite erotic angle. Rutger Hauer is additionally an interesting presence, even if his character essentially remains somewhat enigmatic.

So what does it all mean? Not a huge amount I would venture. The title seems to refer to the fact that the central character's present is poor and the future is all. Bianca uses sex as a means of moving forward but it doesn't work and things end with her and her brother having learnt a few lessons from their experience. I suppose it's a coming-of-age film in some ways. But mainly it works best as a slightly left-field erotic drama; more a slice of life rather than a story.


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