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Caligola e Messalina
Orgies, orgies and murders. Orgies, orgies and murders. "Caligula and
Messalina" by Bruno Mattei and Antonio Passalia it's all here. And
there is very little else to say, except that it was easy to imagine
that one of the most controversial Italian filmmakers, Mattei, might be
interested in this subject, as well as many other colleagues to tell
the truth. Mattei obviously not surprising even in the production, that
is also easy to image and consists of a clever work of bricolage with a
minimum of scenery, animals plasterboard, which replace the real ones
and frames, with oceanic crowd, taken from other movies.
But contrary to what one might easily imagine, given the topic and
especially the presence of Mattei, the film turns away from porn
scenes, playing only the soft-core and some sly sequence witnessing the
genitals. The only ones that exceed in real sex scenes are the horses,
leading the film to be the porn version of National Geographic. They
had sex often and they show physical attributes and one of them also
provides some of the liquid to fill a bathtub.
For the rest, the story is well known. We have the life of Caligula,
more fictional than ever, that runs through this very long film (one
hour and fifty-one!) without any twist or great surprises. It's
Terrible movie, else be expected, just one of many by Mattei, but
rather than being bad is pretty damn boring.
The cast mixes with courage important italians characteristics such as
Jimmy Il Fenomeno, Salvatore Baccaro, both used as always to regulars
of genre cinema as Gino Turini and ending with the elegant Florence
Guerin dealing with a small role.
Original title: Caligula and Messalina
Securities Alternative: Caligula y Mesalina (Spain), Caligula et
Messaline (Italy), Caligula II: Dekadensen fortsätter (Sweden),
Caligula and Messalina (International), Caligula ja Messalina
(Finland), Caligula und Messalina (Germany), Caligula's Perversions (
USA), Kaligoulas kai Messalina (Greece).
Directed by: Bruno Mattei and Antonio Passalia
Cast: Vladimir Brajovic, Betty Roland, Francoise Blanchard, Raul
Cabrera, Gino Turini, Angelo Arquilla, Piotr Stanislas, Vincent Lo
Length: 111 '