Riccardo Dossi is having an affair with Benedette, one of his students,
who is also the daughter of his best friend. He becomes a target for a
group of counterculture students who hope to bring down the Establishment
by exposing him. As it turns out, the three students involved in the plot
are the professor's own daughter, his girlfriend Benedette and a young
hippie named Sandro who has helped him dispose of the body of his mistress
after she [supposedly] overdosed at his house.
thriller is based on a novel by bestselling Euro writer Alberto Moravia,
a man who wrote more than 60 books many of which become successful films
(i.e., The Conformist (1970), Goddard's Contempt
(1963), Empty Canvas (1963), et al). Mr Moravia often
wrote stories in which student unrest affects an older more conservative
male character (for example, his S&M thriller THE
BELT). Alberto Moravia died from tuberculosis in September 1990
at age 82.
Franco Rossetti directed
only a handful of motion pictures although genre fans know him well for
for his erotic thriller EMANUELLE
AND JOANNA. He made a career in the entertainment business as
a scriptwriter and is responsible for numerous Spaghetti Westerns (including
DJANGO) and Michelangelo Antonioni's youth anthem Zabriski
Point. He retired at age 54 in 1984. Today Mr Rossetti lives quietly
in Tuscany, Italy.
Italian film with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (91
minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include
selected theatrical trailers.
Sexual Situations/Drugs/Sexual Brutality
Recommended for Adult Audiences