Gianluigi Calderone

  • Gianluigi Calderone – Appassionata (1974)

    1971-1980DramaEroticaGianluigi CalderoneItaly


    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.Read More »

  • Gianluigi Calderone – Appassionata AKA Passionate (1974)

    1971-1980DramaGianluigi CalderoneItaly

    Ornella Muti Eugenia, the daughter of respected dentist Emilio Rutelli (Gabriele Ferzetti) and former concert pianist Elisa Rutello (Valentina Cortese). Elisa long ago suffered some sort of mental breakdown, and she’s treated shabbily by Eugenia. For his part, Emilio still cares for Elisa, though that doesn’t prevent him from becoming sexually active with his daughter’s best friend Nicola (Eleonora Giorgi). Incest eventually enters into the picture.
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