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Nest of Vipers

  • Film
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Time Out says

A heated sex melodrama set in Fascist Italy just before World War II, this isn't bad at all. About a provincial innocent who comes to Venice to study music, befriends a fellow student (gay), has an affair with the friend's mother (attractive), then casts her aside in favour of a millionaire's daughter (attractive and rich), it boasts handsome production values recalling the sunbathed settings of Bertolucci and of The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. The Fascist context may be incidental, but Cervi makes some headway against the sexploitation elements in his tale of a passionate and jealousy-driven bourgeoisie, keeping things the right side of interesting up to his Chabrol-style climax of brutal murder and complicity in its cover-up.
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Release Details

  • Duration:105 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Tonino Cervi
  • Screenwriter:Tonino Cervi, Goffredo Parise, Cesare Frugoni
  • Cast:
    • Paolo Bonacelli
    • Maria Monti
    • Eros Pagni
    • Giuliana Calandra
    • Ornella Muti
    • Senta Berger
    • Capucine
    • Stefano Patrizi
    • Christian Borromeo
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