15 February 2021 | gian_99
When even "porn" movies were well made
Ok, you will say this is not "pornographic". But this kind of movies, in Italy in the seventies, eighties, were really considered kinda pornographic. Being this one great era in Italian cinema, even this movie is interestingly filmed, and I will say, pleasurable to watch.
The three episodes are quite different - the one with Villaggio was the most, let's say, erotic, also the one with the weirdest story (in full Villaggio style). The one with Sordi is almost the opposite (as for sexuality of the scenes it shows) and while weird also strangely convincing. I was kinda surprised to see Sordi in this kind of movie, by the way. In any case, while the Villaggio episode is the most absurdist and also maybe the most modern, the Sordi one looks back to older comedy (in style, in the story...).
As for the Manfredi one. It is my favorite. I liked its rather evil comicality as a quiet architect, in the same night, learns about his wive's infidelity and takes revenge. It is also quite funny the way this movie plays with stereotypical sexual freedom in the northern countries vs "backwards" Italy.
Watch if you can catch it.