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Il debito coniugale
There are scenes that remain impressed than the film itself. Lost in
the memories of late nights in front of the TV to watch replicas of
erotic films on regional channels.
What was that film in which Barbara Bouchet weighed a tit for a bet in
front of a large male audience? And in another scene she sells her
already very light clothes? No, it is not the decamerotic in which she
is naked with Don Backy that touch her (another scene attached to
adolescent memories). Which then? A big doubt that haunts me.
Fortunately, there is internet. The two scenes above are part of "Il
debito coniugale" that to see it today makes me understand that yes,
it's okay adolescence, the extraordinary beauty of Barbara bouchet is
fine but those two moments are also the only decent moments of a film
that has very little interesting. Directed by Franco Prosperi (not the
one of Mondo’s movies) who works on a rickety story written by a
large group of people among whom the only one who can boast of being of
the work is Massimo Franciosa.
In front of the camera instead a series of potentially interesting but
badly exploited actors. Apart from a secondary role for Anita Ekberg,
probably engaged as a commercial appeal and apart from the incursions
of Mario Carotenuto in the role of a priest, the others seem to be
random and used to the minimum of their potential.
Lando Buzzanca of which I have never had great esteem (but it is a
personal problem) is even held back in his usual machismo gags while
Orazio Orlando his comedian partner once again demonstrates that comedy
does not suit him. Of course, the graceful Barbara Bouchet (badly
dubbed) raises interest and quality, but as already mentioned, in
addition to the tits and thighs here there is nothing else.
"Il debito coniugale" is a road movie that wants to find it a deep
sense speaks of freedom, of lightness and tries (perhaps) to stigmatize
married life and a certain conservative culture. All is in the hands of
Romolo and Orazio (Orlando and Buzzanca) two former schoolmates who
find themselves by chance. The first, who is married to Ines (Anita
Ekberg) a rather pressing woman, catches the opportunity that the buddy
offers him: take the suitcase and escape. Thus began the wanderings of
the two between the Umbrian/Marche countryside, where they meet the
graceful Candida (Barbara Bouchet). She declares herself ill (she is
nymphomaniac ...) leaves home and her husband to start a libertine
adventure with the two. As already said his fluttering clothes, conquer
the rural population and also the two friends. At a certain point there
is also a hippie on hunger strike, played by Pippo Franco who starts
proposing his comedy style. His character, however small, heavily
influences a final between the grotesque and the surreal, definitely
Prosperi's direction is not particularly brilliant but the natural
sceneries (and I do not speak of Bouchet's boobs) convey a sense of
freedom and beauty not bad.
In the end, if you want to know the Bouchet's tit weighs 380 grams. And it's the only thing that matters here.