Brait, Femi Benussi and Magda Konopka in Italian Sex Comedy
Original Italian Title: LA
CAMERIERA NERA [The Black Maid]
director: Mario Bianchi
starring: Carla Brait · Femi Benussi · Gianni Dei ·
Magda Konopka · Carla Calo · Franco Latini
Brait, probably better known for her co-starring roles in numerous Italian
Giallos (i.e., CASE
OF THE BLOODY IRIS, TORSO,
et al), toplines here in the title role of a black maid named
Anita. She arrives at an apartment building where she's been hired by
the Lombadini family as a live-in maid. But her presence seems to stir
everyone's carnal juices and the menfolk go into a sex-sniffing frenzy.
Truth be told, however, the film is less about Anita and more about
zany people who live in this eccentric apartment complex. While the
cast features many of Europe's top female starlets in their prime, the
real emphasis lies with the male characters: the psychologist, the bumbling
caretaker, the horny Lombadini son and the right-winged general (Mussolini
in hiding?). Yet, despite Franco Latini's grating doorman routine, the
Josephine Baker group dance on the rooftop is worth the wait.
Mario Bianchi is the son of exploitation filmmaker Roberto Montero Bianchi
IS A SEX MANIAC) and began his career working as an assistant
director for his father. He helmed his first feature in 1971, a Spaghetti
Western Fasthand under the name Frank Bronston. In the following
30 years. Mario Bianchi made 85+ movies under thirteen different pseudonyms.
His most famous film SATAN'S
BABY DOLL was credited to Alan W Cools and VIOLENT
CITY was signed Nicholas Moore. Interestingly, for BLACK
MAID he used his real name. After almost two decades of adult
XXX filmmaking, Mr Bianchi retired from the director's chair in 2001.
Today, he lives quietly in a Rome suburb.
An Italian film
in English language; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (87 minutes), DVD
encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include theatrical
Recommended for Mature Audiences