This time we judge the book by its cover. First the author. A certain
Joe D'Amato, who after several years in various roles on the sets,
tries for the first time the director’s role.
And then we judge it thanks to a fabulous song mid zany style and
church song that opens the movie, written, like all the music by Franco
Salina with orchestra directed by Roberto Pregadio.
And in spite of proverb we are right.
This is the beginning of a surprising decamerotico, surprising for for
us, as for D'Amato, who give the sign of this work to Romano Gastaldi
because he was already credited as director of photography and because
he thought that this movie wasn’t good.
A movie in the early days of the genre that, on one hand escapes from typical style of decamerotico
and on the other shows the characteristics and desires of our beloved Aristide Massaccesi.
That then is an anthology film helps to keep alive the attention,
running away from the risk of a boring story. For the rest the comic
moments aren’t trash as in the most famous Decamerotici but the
nudity are more as well as erotic moments but these are more "told"
A little of violence and a story about transvestism and the work is
done and is possible to see the future career of the Roman director.
After the parade of happy monks who run through the fields, we see
three stories introduced by brief interludes (there's also Joe D'Amato
uncredited) which have in common the licentiousness and sin. The women
are described as capable of dropping into temptation anyone, interested
in pleasure on the one hand, but absolutely in control of their
destinies and those of the husbands.
So, you can consider this description as a misogynist or feminist but
what is clear is that the husbands are inept more interested in
business than to married life.
Between, wife and husbands metaphorically and physically, end up lovers who become objects in women's hands.
In the first episode we see the story of two sisters in law. Antona is
the wife of a wealthy businessman, and she has an affair with Master
Ignazio the painter of the village.
The husband left the house for collect the money from a debtor and the lover go in his home.
But the man back home suddenly Ignazio hide under the bed.
At the same time Lucrezia, the sister of the landlord, visit his
brother and tired from the journey is resting in bed. She has sex with
Mastro Ignazio. When the landlord left again the house the women use
till the end the painter
The second story instead tells the bloody story of Fra Giovanni.
Confessing Tonia, a woman from the intense sexual life, the monk begins
to desire her. The woman clever exploits him, asking favors and money
until the husband find the Friar naked in the bedroom and inflicts him
The third and final part starring a guy hopelessly in love with a
certain Lavinia. The latter is married to Messer Galimberto, old and
avaricious man, who doesn’t satisfy her sexually. The guy who
burns with desire pretends woman and gets hired to serve in the house,
under the name Lucia, satisfying his desires and those of Lavinia.
Of course that there is something strange is something which Lavinia
quickly notice and unfortunately her husband too. Lucia says he's a
freak of nature and consulted a doctor, passes to be a lucky charm
capable of generating sons. So Lavinia sacrifices himself to give an
heir to her husband. Willingly and repeatedly.
Marzia Damon actress who plays Lucia is a name that does not say much,
but she seems the low-cost version of Fenech. With her in the cast we
see Attilio Dottesio, born as a stage actor, he starred in many films
through gender in general, Stefano Oppedisano and Vera Drudi.
Technical Data Sheet
Original Title: Sollazzevoli stories of wives and husbands revelers penitents - Decameron nº 69
Alternative titles: More Sexy Canterbury Tales (UK), Novelle fatty et
sollazzevoli historie (working title), Sollazzevoli stories of wives
and husbands revelers penitents (Italy, short title), The Last
Decameron (USA DVD), hemmungslos der Lust Verfallen (Germany )
Director: Joe D'Amato
Cast: Marzia Damon, Enza Sbordone, Attilio Dottesio, Ari Hanow, Stefano
Oppedisano, Maria Piera Regoli, Antonio Spaccatini, Gianni Ucci, Vera
Duration: 80 '
Production Company: Transglobe Italian