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How Funny Can Sex Be? (1973)

Sessomatto (original title)
Exploring love, sex and marriage in contemporary mid-'70s Italy.

Director:

Dino Risi
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Cast

Cast overview:
Laura Antonelli ... Madame Juliette ('Signora sono le 8') / Celestina ('Due cuori e una baracca') / Enrico's Wife ('Non è mai troppo tardi') / Grazia ('Viaggio di nozze') / Tamara ('Torna piccina mia') / The Nun ('Lavoratore italiano all'estero') / Donna Mimma Maccò ('La vendetta') / Tiziana ('L'ospite')
Giancarlo Giannini ... Domenico ('Signora sono le 8') / Cesaretto ('Due cuori e una baracca') / Enrico ('Non è mai troppo tardi') / Lello ('Viaggio di nozze') / Giansiro ('Torna piccina mia') / The Donor ('Lavoratore italiano all'estero') / Michele Maccò ('La vendetta') / Saturnino ('Un amore difficile') / Dottor Bianchi ('L'ospite')
Alberto Lionello ... Gilda / Cosimo ("Un amore difficile")
Duilio Del Prete ... Vittorio / ('L'ospite')
Paola Borboni ... Esperia / ('Non è mai troppo tardi')
Carla Mancini ... Rosario / Maid - ('L'ospite')
Lino Puglisi Lino Puglisi ... Don Alvaro Macaluso / ('La vendetta')
Cinzia Romanazzi Cinzia Romanazzi ... Grazia's Friend / ('Viaggio di nozze')
Franca Scagnetti Franca Scagnetti ... Grazia's Mother / ('Viaggio di nozze')
Pippo Starnazza Pippo Starnazza ... Peppino / Gardener - ('Un amore difficile')
Patrizia Mauro Patrizia Mauro
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani
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Storyline

There are nine segments in this softcore. **** Segment 1 (10') - Signora, sono le otto (Madame, it's eight o'clock): Domenico, a male servant does not know how to wake up the landlady, Madame Julitte and takes advantage of the situation to make love with her. **** Segment 2 (5.30') - Due cuori e una baracca (Two Hearts and a Shack): The poor couple suspects of betraying each other and therefore, every time he comes home, they hit each other. Then in a short time they reconcile and make love, excited by the quarrel and the beatings. **** Segment 3 (7.30') - Non è mai troppo tardi (It's never too late): Enrico, a lawyer married to a beautiful young woman, actually has a gerontophilia passion for women who are over seventy and craves one in particular, Esperia. After a tight courtship he manages to conquer her and make love with her; shortly thereafter, however, Esperia notes that he enters her house when she is not there, and suspects that he is actually interested in the young maid, ...

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Giancarlo Giannini, star of "Swept Away", plays 8 beauties See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

How Funny Can Sex Be? See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The "Torna Piccina Mia/My Piccina Returns" segment is missing from the Simitar Entertainment VHS. See more »

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Not very
10 April 1999 | by Katy-13See all my reviews

There are eight episodes in this sex comedy. The episodes are so short that they lack development, meaning, progression and are pretty boring. Although this is a "sex" comedy, and the subject is sex, the movie is practically PG-13. The subjects of the episodes are pretty repellent, with titles like "Sex in Shantytown". The actor Giancarlo Giannini plays each of the lead roles in the episodes, and his performances are really the only reason to watch this film.


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