in her prime, Florence Guerin is absolutely stunning in this perverse
story from director Samperi. She plays Anna, a conservative housewife
[circa 1945] who is having a difficult time dealing with lack of affection
shown by her older, lawyer husband. Soon Anna is seduced and corrupted
by the promiscuous maid, Angela. The two enter an unusual lesbian relationship
but Anna has learned her perverse lessons well. She soon turns the tables
on Angela and introduces the maid into a realm of extreme corruption.
Samperi is probably best known for writing and directing Laura Antonelli
in her superb breakout film, Malicious (1973). He helmed preciously
few projects and turned to television production after LA
BONNE. His L'Onore e il Rispetto [Onore and the Honor]
began as a mini-series in 2006 but its popularity accounted for five more
seasons. Mr Samperi was not able to see his series reach the pinnacle
as he died from a heart attack in March 2009 at age 64.
Italian film with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), totally
uncut version (82 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include trailers.
Sexual Themes/Nudity/Sexual Brutality/Violence
for Mature Audiences