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  • Guido Zurli – La vergine di Bali AKA The Virgin of Bali (1972)

    1971-1980ExploitationGuido ZurliItaly

    Bali-Archipelago-thrills from director Guido Zurli who also gave us the urban cannibal
    flick Lo Strangolatore di Vienna. In La Vergine di Bali, an English gentleman banker gets
    fed up with the London city rat race and ventures to Bali to find the meaning of life.
    Which, by the way seems to include severe alcoholism, brawls, harassing prostitutes,
    playing with local kids on the beach and making disparaging comments to anyone trying
    to talk to you.Read More »

  • Marcel Carné – Les jeunes loups AKA Young Wolves (1968)

    1961-1970DramaFranceMarcel Carné

    Alain, “a young wolf”, elegant and racy, is maintained by the princess Linzani. At the same time, he goes out with a girl of his age, Sylvie, who despite her bold attitude has never had a lover.Read More »

  • Jacques Doillon – La femme qui pleure AKA The Crying Woman (1979)

    1971-1980DramaFranceJacques Doillon

    Though he has been having affairs for years, one day when Jacques comes home from being with his mistress, his wife Dominique greets him with tears and demands for affection. After having accepted the situation for so long, it is puzzling to him that she has suddenly grown so demanding. He is not about to leave either woman. Dominique attempts to cope when he brings his mistress home with him, but her inner state is one of increasing hysteria, and tragedy is never very far away.Read More »

  • Giuliano Biagetti – Interrabang (1969)

    1961-1970GialloGiuliano BiagettiItalyThriller


    IMDb comments:
    This movie is kind of a combination of an early “Diabolique”-style giallo with lots of plot twists and turns, and an island paradise sex romp in the spirit of such films as “The Seducers”, “Il Dio Serpiente”, and “Wave of Lust”. It is more arty, or some might say more pretentious than most gialli or most island-lust flicks. It kind of resembles a couple Antonioni films like “La Aventurra” or (especially at the end) “Blow Up”. A photographer is sailing with his wife (Beba Rancor), her sister (Haydee Politoff), and his nymphomaniacal model (Shoshanna Cohen). He leaves the three women alone to get a part for his boat. A mysterious man (Umberto Orsini)shows up, who might be an escaped criminal the police are searching for. This doesn’t alarm the three women too much, and he rapidly seduces each of them. Nor are they particularly worried about the dead body of a police officer that appears and then vanishes. These woman are such bored, jaded bourgeoisie types that they don’t even seem to care that this handsome stranger might be planning to kill them. The ending combines the surprise plot twists of “Diabolique” and the reality-confounding denouement of “Blow Up”, and throws in yet another nasty surprise to boot.Read More »

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