The Young Bride (1976)

  |  Comedy, Romance


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A shop assistant in a record shop falls in love with a young writer, who loves classical music but can not find a publisher who publishes his first novel.


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22 July 2011 | trivial_matt
Naughty and sweet: not great, but keeps your attention
I am probably the only Antiniska Nemour fan in the world. If there are any others, please contact me, I would like to know you. I've been tracking her movies since she played one of the victims in Pasolini's Salò, my favorite movie of all time. She did mostly supporting roles, in movies like The Sister of Ursula and Gestapo's Last Orgy. La Sposina may be her only protagonist, and she shows that she can conduct a movie on her own.

She plays Chiara, a naughty girl who is about to marry with Massimo (played by Carlo de Mejo). Even tough she has some affairs with other men, she truly loves her fiancée, who only wants to have sex with her after the wedding.

But once they are married, Chiara finds out why Massimo didn't want to have sex with her before: he is impotent, and nothing they do seems to help his condition.

While Chiara tries to overcome that problem, she also has to deal with the many men trying to hit on her. Her boss, a mechanic, even Massimo's friend Margot. She agrees to go to bed with a powerful editor, trying to make him publish a book that Massimo wrote. It's when she finds out the one thing that can turn her husband on: jealousy from other men! She decides to give him a shock treatment, in order to finally consume their relationship.

In some moments, La Sposina resembles La Pretora, made in the same year. Even tough Antiniska isn't Edwige Fenech and director Sergio Bergonzelli isn't Lucio Fulci, they manage to create a sweet and fun movie. Alfredo D'Ippolito, who plays a weird character named Cicillino, is also a lot of fun, with his physical and bizarre humor.

The great merit goes to Antinsika and de Mejo, who have a lovely chemistry, and are able to entertain us even when the script and directions have some slips. My vote is 6!

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Release Date:

21 May 1976

Language

Italian


Country of Origin

Italy

Filming Locations

Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy

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