sorry for the mistakes!
The trio Lilli Carati, Annie Belle and Laura Gemser, is overshadow all the flaws, of this film. And you can imagine why.
The three are the orders of Joe D'Amato, who for sure for commercial
purposes seeks the way of erotic art film, like Tinto Brass in the wake
of the great success of "La chiave" released few years earlier. Our
hero would not need copy other styles because of eroticism (and porn)
he knows a lot and of course, he shows. There are many good erotic
scenes between the three protagonists, and we can only say... WOW!
Removing the appearance, we are in a story about a bored and morbid
bourgeoisie family in the Fascist era, shortly before the proclamation
of the empire. A romantic/erotic tangle that ends dramatically, but
unfortunately in a bit absurd way.
Al Cliver a bit 'confused and certainly more comfortable in other
genres plays a fascist and writer who returns from Africa bringing
gifts to his second wife Alessandra (Lilli Carati) and his secretary
Virna (Annie Belle), which during his absence they started a
sentimental relationship. Between woven and carpets, there is also
Zerbal (Laura Gemser not dubbed), a beautiful slave who introduce
herself with a trashy “Hello! Go and get yourself fuck!” as
Well, this isn’t a good start and the two women unleashed on
Zerbal jealousy and all forms of racism. But Zerbal then shows to be
little wild and very astute managing to conquer Alessandra (to which
was sold following funny lesbian ritual) so sparking jealousy of Virna
and her husband and destroying the already weak balance. The highest
dramatic point is reached by Virna who now unwanted became the main
character, of a porn movie in which he loses his virginity. Her
revenge, however, coming soon.
Joe D'Amato who works as always with low budgets, for better or for
worse is not Tinto Brass. Which brings "L'Alcova" to be a low-cost
imitation of the films of the Venetian director with a story that
sometimes slips into the ridiculous. With lighter moments of relief,
with jokes about fascism and tight shots on the actresses’ nudity
testifying to the unquestioned ability to show eroticism, D'Amato
creates a film that’s worth to watch. With its strengths and