Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance
In 1940s Venice, after twenty years of marriage, a Professor and his younger wife witness the passion wane. Now, all that remains is to confess the rousing thoughts to an elaborate diary hoping to break free from ties and inhibitions.
Tinto Brass's wife had encouraged to make a film of Jun'ichirô Tanizaki's novel "Kagi" ever since it was released in Italy in 1964.
Careful, Laszlo. I wouldn't follow my husband. You never know where you're going to end up!
Nino Rolfe: If only you knew! If only you knew the half of it...
In the scene Laszlo shows Nino how to use an instant camera. That was not possible in the period the story takes place (Mussolini's fascist Italy). They are using a Polaroid Land Camera model 95 and its production was from 1948 to 1953.
The UK cinema and 1987 video version was cut by 38 secs by the BBFC to remove a shot of a man's erection seen through his open shorts and a female masturbation scene, and additional edits were made to optically darken visible shots of female genitals. The 2001 Arrow DVD features the uncut print.