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Balsamus l'uomo di Satana (1970)

The story about a sinister magician-dwarf, physically unable to love a woman. His wife's betrayals and an obsessive isolation drive him to despair.

Director:

Pupi Avati

Writers:

Pupi Avati (screenplay), Pupi Avati (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Tonelli Bob Tonelli ... Balsamus
Greta Vayan Greta Vayan ... Lorenza (as Greta Vaillant)
Gianni Cavina Gianni Cavina ... Alliata
Giulio Pizzirani Giulio Pizzirani ... Ottavio
Pina Borione Pina Borione ... Pasqua
Antonio Avati Antonio Avati ... Dorillo
Lola Bonora Lola Bonora ... Sonnambula
Andrea Matteuzzi Andrea Matteuzzi ... Signor Menopausa
Ines Ciaschetti Ines Ciaschetti ... Signora Menopausa
Fanny Bertelli Fanny Bertelli ... Signora Rapisardi
Giacomo Vecchi Giacomo Vecchi ... Signor Rapisardi
Franca Alboni Franca Alboni ... Figlia dei Rapisardi
Libero Grandi Libero Grandi ... Pubblicitario
Franco Sangiovanni Franco Sangiovanni ... Pubblicitario
Gilberto Fiorini Gilberto Fiorini ... Il camionista
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The story about a sinister magician-dwarf, physically unable to love a woman. His wife's betrayals and an obsessive isolation drive him to despair.

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Grotesque 'Bordello' of Nightmares!


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 January 1970 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Magic Films See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 55382 delivered on 24-1-1970. See more »

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