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Ritual: A Psychomagic Story (2013)

Ritual - Una storia psicomagica (original title)
The fragile Lia suffers from a deep depression. Her relationship with her boyfriend Viktor is getting worse and worse and in the last desperate attempt to cure herself, Lia goes to visit her old aunt Agata in her creepy 18th century villa.
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Credited cast:
Désirée Giorgetti ... Lia
Ivan Franek ... Viktor
Anna Bonasso Anna Bonasso ... Agata
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Fernando
Cosimo Cinieri ... Dott. Guerrieri
Patrizia Laquidara Patrizia Laquidara ... Anguana
Roberta Sparta ... Gloria
Fabio Gemo Fabio Gemo ... Beppe
Nicola Arabi Nicola Arabi ... Salbaneo
Gaia Ziche Gaia Ziche ... Gaia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Igino Brazzale Igino Brazzale ... Toni
Giulia Carissimi Giulia Carissimi ... Young Lia
Vittorio Faggionato Vittorio Faggionato ... Patient
Beatrice Gasparotto Beatrice Gasparotto ... Beatrice
Vanessa Ignazzi Vanessa Ignazzi ... Prostitute
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The young and fragile Lia suffers from a deep depression. She is consumed by a sense of guilt due to an abortion. Her relationship with her boyfriend Viktor is getting worse and worse and in the last desperate attempt to cure herself, Lia goes to visit her old aunt Agata in her creepy 18th century villa. Written by Luca Immesi

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50 shades of Psycho
17 May 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The original added line to the title is far more accurate than what the Germans made of it (calling it "Dangerous Obsession"). I also heard some people complaining that this isn't as sensual/erotic as they hoped/were promised this to be. There is nudity and there intercourse, don't get this wrong, but it's all very weirdly done. And while weird can be good, it doesn't quite have the spark here.

It's also one thing to concentrate on the woman (who clearly has issues, some of them will be revealed over the course of the movie) and not show any other side of the male counter part (though if you are into mind games you might have an "excuse" for that). Making her "mysterious" along that way is fine. But neither the performance, the story itself or any "special effect" creates a real memorable or "wow" moment. So while this is a nice psychological study (decent movie overall), it lacks in many things to be considered really great


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Italian | Spanish

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8 May 2014 (Italy) See more »

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EUR1,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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