Gianluigi Calderone – Appassionata (1974)

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Two teenage friends, Eugenia (Ornella Muti) and Nicola (Eleonora Giorgi) conspire to find out how much their youthful sensuality can disrupt one of their households, headed by a dentist, Dr. Emilio Rutelli (Gabriele Ferzetti) and his mentally-ill wife Elisa (Valentina Cortese).

Chronicling the competition of two nubile girls who attempt to seduce the patriarch of a household, Gianluigi Calderone’s movie didn’t shy away from depicting such forbidden subjects as incest or the early sexual awakening of teenagers. This disturbing story was made more all the sensual by the lush underscore of Piero Piccioni. “Valzer di Valentina” (Valentina’ waltz) is one of hist most famous themes. Continue reading Gianluigi Calderone – Appassionata (1974)

Gianluigi Calderone – Appassionata AKA Passionate (1974)

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Synopsis
Otherworldly beauty Ornella Muti headlines this erotic drama centered on the tale of a woman who struggles with her sexual independence after entering into a loveless marriage of convenience. When the radiant beauty enters into a torrid affair with a man who opens her eyes to an exciting new world of erotic pleasure, the resulting scandal rocks her family to the very core. Continue reading Gianluigi Calderone – Appassionata AKA Passionate (1974)