Description: Bruno is an idealistic hero who questions the meaning of life in this confusing and sometimes hallucinatory erotic drama. After a night in jail, he is gang-raped by punk rockers in a garbage dump. He later saves an old man who believes he is Garibaldi and a woman he believes is Ophelia. Bruno watches helplessly as she later jumps from a window.
Before directing “Salon Kitty” and moving into the erotic style of film making that he is more known for director Tinto Brass made a series of movies that can only be called “pop art” (these also include “L’urlo” and “Col cuore in gola”). This one, my personal favorite, follows a beautiful young woman (Anita Sanders) who, after being dropped off in the park by what seems to be her husband (I don’t speak much Italian unfortunately!), spends the day wandering the city where she is sometimes pursued by a Black man who she seems to have an interest in despite her reluctance to confront him. On her trip Brass sneaks in statements on politics, racism, hippies, sexuality, conformity and other topical subjects through the use of disjointed editing, stock footage, psychedelia, and music from the UK rock group The Freedom (not the American group of the same name) who pop in and out performing the movie’s groovy score. This is certainly a movie for someone enjoying nonsensical, train-of-thought plot less counterculture type films and anyone not liking that kind of thing would probably wanna steer clear. Radley Metzger released the film in the US through his Audobon distributing group as “The Artful Penetration of Barbara” Continue reading
This film is a series of letters, photos and video cassettes which women often send in to certain newspapers. By visualizing their story-telling (the name given by the psychologists to their fantasies) the film portrays the confessions, the secret longings, the adventures, recollections, dreams, desires and fantasies of these women. It is an open secret that most women dream of forbidden affairs, secret lovers and hasty encounters but when it comes down to it they lack the courage to pursue their dreams. Continue reading
In late World War II and shortly thereafter, the husband of Miranda Rostogni (Serena Grandi) is missing and presumed dead. She takes a string of lovers representing the seasons of the year: the elderly councilman Carlo (Franco Interlenghi) in Winter, young truck driver Berto (Andrea Occhipinti) in Spring, American pipeline worker Norman (Andy J. Forrest) in Summer and tavern worker Tony (Brass regular Franco Benciaroli) in the Autumn. She wildly expresses her attitude as a free spirit pursued by these four men (not to mention others), trying to decide whether to marry any of them. Continue reading
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Tinto Brass’ latest film MONAMOUR is the love-story of a Venetian girl, Marta, and a Frenchman, Leon. The story takes place in Mantua, a city rich in cultural evocativeness and sensual stimuli from food, music, art, the frescoes of Giulio Romano. Marta the deluded wife of Dario, a writer, meets Leon and starts the habitual Brass lust-driven adventure. Stars Anna Jimskaia, Max Parodi, Riccardo Marino and Nela Lucic. Continue reading
Tinto Brass Presents Erotic Short Stories 4: Improper Liaisons
The undisputed King of Erotica lends his name to three of the sexiest short stories imaginable. Directed in the Tinto Brass style by some of the most talented new Italian directors working today, Tinto Brass has produced the films as well as featuring in his Trademark cameo appearances.
DREAM 29 mins
Directed by: Nicolai PENNESTRI Starring: Yulia Mayarchuk, Mauro Lorenz
A beautiful woman falls asleep on an isolated beach and starts dreaming about bizarre meetings: with a truck driver and a courier. Dreams then mix with reality. Continue reading
VOYEUR 28 mins
Directed by: Roberto GANDUS Starring: Raffaella PONZO
A hotel employee betrays his position of authority to spy on
the rooms through networked screens and discovers extramarital
affairs with one of the hotel’s waitresses. Very, very sexy.
In Voyeur, a young couple checks into a hotel. They proceed to seduce the chambermaid, while the desk clerk watches over closed circuit. It is only when he goes home to his wife with a raging erection that we find out why he was so interested. The chambermaid is played by Raffaella Ponzo, who shows everything. Continue reading