Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Pierre Clémenti, Katya Berger, Ugo Bologna, Michele Soavi, Raf Baldassarre
Director: Mimmo Cattarinich
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
A famous writer returns from war. Embittered over his wounds and tormented by visions of his former lover, thoughts of suicide seem to be, for him, the only solution. And then...she happens....Katya, a young innocent gir... more »
Marginal movie - horrible transfer
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Made in 1978, this Italian-made "art" movie has elements of "Pretty Baby" and "Lolita". Basically, a troubled, wounded WWI vet befriends and becomes infatuated with a young girl. The American version has chopped out 9 minutes of (I can only imagine) scenes of child nudity/sexuality, but includes some adult nudity and sex scenes.Although the extensive missing scenes (15% of movie) probably would make it a much better movie, the real bad part is...the packaging is false - it most certainly IS NOT digitally remastered. It has many artifacts, glitches, waves and scratches, and is as grainy as the VHS I was trying to replace. It's full-screen, but even so, the edges are cut off during the opening credits. Also the "enhanced audio" must mean it was so bad to start with that they had to pump it up or something. It sounds like a circus calliope in parts.Oh, yeah, it's stiffly acted and poorly dubbed, and has a really bad score, too.No extras. No trailer. No booklet. Nada. Should be in the bargain bin with a bargain bin price."
David Hamilton style erotica only better!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A famous writer returns home from war. Embittered over his wounds and tormented by visions of his former lover, thoughts of suicide seem to be the only solution.....but then she happens, Katya, a young innocent girl on the brink of exploring her own sexuality. His love for her grows into an obsession. that, at first, renews his life! Heavily influenced by David Hamilton's style of filmmaking"
Old dude digs preteen
(4 out of 5 stars)
"WWI vet returned home with deep scars and considered ending his life. Then he met his housekeepers' 12-year-old niece and, struck by her beauty and innocence, found a new reason to live. Her very presence is his salvation. They became friends, but she begins to notice boys and her own new-found sexuality. This is less a story driven film than a study in our human need for love and purpose.A possible eyeraiser is casting an actual 12-yr-old (stunning Katya Berger) as the child. Dispite the subject matter, this film is not lewd. There is one brief scene with Ms. Berger topless. Unfortunately, the 77 minutes of running time goes by too fast and we want to see more of her."
ASL Lexicon | New Jersey | 10/30/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Don't even bother buying the cut verison of this movie. Do some internet searching and you can find the full-length one for sale (legally -grin)."