was expecting this tale of Fetishism, Nymphomania, Necrophilia, Sadomasochism
in the Summer
Italian Title: UN TRANQUILLO POSTO DI CAMPAGNA
starring: Vanessa Redgrave ·
Franco Nero ·
must have looked great on paper: Vanessa Redgrave, the award-winning
star of Michelangelo Antonio's Blow Up and Franco Nero, International
hero of DJANGO.
This real-life jetset couple would be in a 'romantic thriller' by Italian
director Elio Petri, their first movie together since the Worldwide
hit musical Camelot. Perhaps nobody at the studio read Petri's
script or perhaps his ironclad final-cut clause kept the executives
from stopping him. But nobody was expecting this tale of fetishism,
nymphomania, necrophilia, sadomasochism in the summer of 1969.
abstract artist Leonardo Ferri is having trouble with his creativity.
His manager/lover Flavia arranges for them to relocate to a countryside
villa. But his creative block continues and he's starting to have violent
nightmares. Leonardo is soon overwhelmed with a legend of a young countess
who died at the villa. As the last vestiges of sanity slip away he becomes
obsessed with painting vaginas.
film also marks the debut for actress Rita Calderoni, the beautiful
vixen who became the 'face' of Renato Polselli's controversial projects
ensuing with his TRUTH
ACCORDING TO SATAN through BLACK
MAGIC RITES AND SECRET ORGIES 14th CENTURY until his TORINO:
VICE CENTRAL in 1979. Although many critics were frustrated
over her staunch attachment to Polselli's cinematic rantings, she was
clearly his muse and he benefited from her devotion.