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In this sexually charged period drama set in the 1920s, and centering on the tenuous relationship between a tyrannical inn owner and his carnally curious grandson. Carlo is the insensitive o... Read allIn this sexually charged period drama set in the 1920s, and centering on the tenuous relationship between a tyrannical inn owner and his carnally curious grandson. Carlo is the insensitive owner of a popular country inn. Along with his grandson Gianni, the temperamental owner doe... Read allIn this sexually charged period drama set in the 1920s, and centering on the tenuous relationship between a tyrannical inn owner and his carnally curious grandson. Carlo is the insensitive owner of a popular country inn. Along with his grandson Gianni, the temperamental owner does his best to keep up the inn and ensure that their guests are content. But lately Carlo's... Read all
Tinto's masterpiece "Miranda", which made Serena Grandi an iconic Italian star for the ages, is evidently the inspiration for this nonsense. It features just five players, all stereotypical characters in a mix & match humpfest (softly, of course) that heads nowhere.
Carlo is the dunderheaded proprietor of a rural tavern, whose pretty/plain wife Amelia is cool to his horny advances. Sure they hump, but she doesn't enjoy it, tries hard to avoid it, and is even tearful during one passive bed clinch.
Their cousin, a pretty redhead named Marilinda, comes to stay with them and work as a waitress. Also related in this pseudo-incest picture is a retarded young man Gianni, whose Peeping Tom habits from a crawlspace vantage point are repetitively shown by D'Amato, down to using and reusing over & over a close-up loop of the boy's steps ascending the stairs -clueing in the viewer that some voyeurism is afoot again.
Fifth character is a construction man Mr. Orlando, who gets the hots, naturally, for both ladies. Sex scenes mixing the five of them two by two are mechanical and soft-R, with "woman masturbating before her mirror" footage thrown in to complete the fake-erotic content.
Later reels are so badly directed I was surprised, even after watching nearly 100 of D'Amato's movies and videos. Continuity is shot to hell in a key scene where Carlo is informed by Gianni that his wife is in the barn having sex with Mr. Orlando. The husband grabs a rifle and rushes there, with the seemingly endless (poor editing) sex scene ongoing, yet arrives way too late to catch them. Instead of the expected climax and violence we are led to expect, instead we see the married couple yelling at each other, and she's packed her bags and run off with Mr. Orlando.
None of this makes any sense on screen, but what follows plays as if the production ran out of money and key interstitial scenes were blue pencilled from the shooting script. (Or more likely, now that the sex quotient of the show had been fulfilled, the filmmakers or perhaps future re-editors simply wanted to wrap up the package.)
We see the young Mirenad in a wedding dress while Carlo is getting drunk, muttering about his new bride. The retard gets to hump her but just as they are starting to go at it, the movie suddenly ends. We are left with a serial cuckold and certainly a wasted hour and a half of viewing time.
Cast is unexceptional, both from acting and sex simulating vantage points. And despite the old car and '30s era costuming, D'Amato fails to approach in any way the talent that good old Tinto has displayed and been rewarded for, if not by critics certainly by substantial Italian audiences going to his movies.
- Jul 22, 2017