Gérard (26 year-old G.Depardieu in a star-making, César-nominated performance) is the he-man single father of a little baby boy who meets carefree, sensuous Valérie (ravishingly beautiful 21 year-old Ornella Muti). They feel instantly attracted to each other, she moves in with him on the spot, they fall in love, she fancies playing stepmother to the baby, he gets jealous, she wants freedom, he gets enraged, she no longer fancies constant love-making, he gets desperate, they quarrel and fight, and things disintegrate until the totally shocking finale knocks you OUT!
This film was banned mostly everywhere outside Europe, including the US - and you won't find it in VHS or DVD for sale on Amazon, or for rent in your local store. This version is a German-dubbed one from "Arte" TV channel, English subs are included in the archive. Thanks to the original ripper :)
Da un romanzo (1976) di Piero Chiara. Due amici improvvisati veleggiano sul Lago Maggiore, nell'Italia del 1946, facendo scalo in caccia di donne, ma poi l'anziano incastra il giovane in un tenebroso intrigo di amore e di morte. Il mestiere di D. Risi è fuori discussione con l'eleganza della scrittura e il puntiglio scenografico ma, forse per la preoccupazione di agganciare il grosso pubblico, il film risulta appannato, come adagiato in stracche cadenze
In this drama, Temistocle Orimbelli (Ugo Tognazzi) is a middle-aged man with a profound appreciation for womankind – an appreciation that does not extend to Cleofe (Garbiella Giacobbe) his dried up old shrew of a wife. He is much taken with the charms of his sister-in-law Matilde (Ornella Muti), who is a widow. The attraction appears mutual, but he has first to overcome the obstacle of wifely suspicion in order to consummate the union. Eventually, he is able to appear at his boat at the same time as the lovely Matilde, and what had begun as a simple assignation turns into a complex tragedy.
Love. Hate. Loneliness. Humor. Sensuality. Nothing will prepare you for the devastating climax.
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