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Waves of Lust (1975)

Una ondata di piacere (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | July 2012 (USA)
A young couple becomes embroiled with the personal problems of another couple on a yacht moored off Sicily during a turbulent weekend of fun, games, sex games, betrayal, spouse abuse, and murder.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato

Writers:

Gianlorenzo Battaglia (story), Lamberto Bava (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Al Cliver ... Irem
Silvia Dionisio ... Barbara
John Steiner ... Giorgio / Husband
Elizabeth Turner Elizabeth Turner ... Silvia / Wife
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Storyline

Two carefree youngsters, Irem and Barbara (Al Cliver and Silvia Dionisio), are invited for a weekend cruise on a yacht owned by Giorgio, a ruthless and cynical industrialist, who is married to Silvia, a disturbed woman who allows herself to be physically and mentally abused by him. Written by Anonymous

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LURED... into a voyage of Desire... and Danger!

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Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waves of Lust See more »

Filming Locations:

Cefalù, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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T.D.L. Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An initial treatment of the script was called "A Crime for a Crime." See more »

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Claustrophobic atmosphere aboard a yacht
15 November 1999 | by SMK-4See all my reviews

Using the potentially claustrophobic atmosphere aboard a yacht to develop a thriller has almost become a movie cliche by now. Most people would probably regard the Australian film Dead Calm as the originator of this idea, but there are a few films that did the same idea before. Ondata di piacere in one of them (an even earlier one is Top Sensation by Ottavio Alessi), and - just as Dead Calm - it also featured a homicidal maniac (John Steiner).

However, there are differences: the title already suggests sexual content and the film delivers, but 'piacere' is not really the right word to describe what's going on. The sex is not exactly playful, especially towards the later stages of the film when Steiner's behaviour becomes increasingly nasty. So, this is less of a horror film than Dead Calm and more of a sex&crime thriller.

Many people will find this shocking and frightening (if not downright offensive), but if we look beyond that we find a film that has been very well put together.


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