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Writers:
Ottavio Jemma (screenplay)
Nicolò Ferrari (story)
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Release Date:
23 December 1968 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There comes a time in every girl's life...
Plot:
A sexy widow discovers her late husband had a secret apartment where he cheated on her. Now she decides to use the same apartment to explore her own sexuality. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Catherine Spaak ... Margherita aka as Mimi

Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Dr. Carlo De Marchi

Gigi Proietti ... Sandro Maldini (as Luigi Proietti)

Luigi Pistilli ... Otto Frank aka as Mr. X

Renzo Montagnani ... Fabrizio
Fabienne Dali ... Claudia (as Fabienne Dalì)
Nora Ricci ... Mimi's Mother
Edda Ferronao ... Maria
Vittorio Caprioli ... Il libraio
Gabriele Tinti ... Man in Car

Venantino Venantini ... Aurelio

Frank Wolff ... Dr. Giulio, the dentist

Paolo Stoppa ... Professor Zauri

Philippe Leroy ... Tennis Instructor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Erpichini ... Franco, Mimi's husband (uncredited)

Directed by
Pasquale Festa Campanile 
 
Writing credits
Ottavio Jemma (screenplay)

Nicolò Ferrari (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Silvio Clementelli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Armando Trovajoli  (as Armando Trovaioli)
 
Cinematography by
Alfio Contini 
 
Film Editing by
Sergio Montanari 
 
Production Design by
Flavio Mogherini 
 
Set Decoration by
Ennio Michettoni 
 
Costume Design by
Gaia Romanini  (as Gaia Rossetti Romanini)
 
Makeup Department
Aldo Chiavaroli .... assistant makeup artist
Adalgisa Favella .... hair stylist
Franco Freda .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carlo Bartolini .... production supervisor
Felice D'Alisera .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mimmola Girosi .... assistant director (as Maria Teresa Girosi)
 
Art Department
Paola Mugnai .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Alberto Moretti .... boom operator
Vittorio Trentino .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giancarlo Granatelli .... assistant camera
Mario Mazzoni .... still photographer
Maurizio Scanzani .... camera operator
Sandro Tamborra .... assistant camera
Umberto Dessena .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Silvana Pantani .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Vanda Olasio .... assistant editor (as Wanda Olasio)
 
Music Department
Armando Trovajoli .... conductor (as Armando Trovaioli)
 
Other crew
Grazia Baldanello .... continuity (as Maria Grazia Baldanello)
Emanuele Spatafora .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Libertine" - USA
"The Matriarch" - International (English title)
"Распутница" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Änka i trosor" - Sweden
"A Matriarca" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Diastrofes tou erota" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Enken i trusser" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Huckepack" - West Germany
"L'amour à cheval" - France
"Nuoren lesken eroottiset seikkailut" - Finland
"O Mando é das Mulheres" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Una viuda desenfrenada" - Spain
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Runtime:
92 min | Sweden:94 min | USA:90 min | West Germany:94 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Italian censorship visa #52632 dated 14 November 1968.See more »
Quotes:
Mimi:[picking up her torn dress] Were you in a particular hurry, or do you always do this?
Mr. X:I enjoy it. As a child I used to tear my schoolbooks to shreds.
Mimi:How did you ever manage to graduate?
Mr. X:I switched to women just in time.
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Soundtrack:
L'amore dice 'Ciao'See more »

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10 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
stupid and offensive, 24 November 2005
Author: bblorf from California

Lord, this sucked. There's a particular sort of sexual revolution flick from the 60s that manages to confuse sexual assault with sexual liberation. This film is an example. I lost track of how many times women are slapped, hit, whipped, or spanked in the film. And then there are all the times that women in the film fantasize about being slapped, hit, whipped or spanked (you know they want it, right?). Sometimes it is ostensibly part of safe fetish play-acting. Other times it plainly isn't, but you will wait in vain to see the heroine report to authorities that she has just been raped. Instead we get to hear her being lectured by her rapist about her inability to "let go".

Every scene of this film reeks of misogyny (speaking as a straight, white, married man in his late 30's, not a teenage lesbian women's studies major with a chip on her shoulder, lest you get the wrong idea).

Perhaps the one good thing about this film is that it provides a stark reminder of just how bad things really were for women only a few short decades ago.

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