One of the most controversial Italians films of the 80s, DEVIL IN THE FLESH takes Raymond Radiguets classic novel and updates it to modern times. Dealing with the legacy of Italys "leaden years" and the aftermath of the social struggles headed by the extreme left wing revolutionary groups, DEVIL IN THE FLESH caused a critical uproar upon its release due to its highly-charged political and sexually frank subject matter. Marushka Detmers (THE MAMBO KINGS) stars as Giulia, a young woman engaged to marry Giacomo, her fiancée whos sitting behind bars because of his political activity. Restless in her appetites and inner turmoil, she meets a young student named Andrea and a passionate affair quickly ensues. But when the day arrives in which she has to face whether she wants to share her life with Giacomo or not, Giulia takes a surprising decision
Boldly directed by Marco Bellocchio (GOOD MORNING, NIGHT) and featuring superb cinematography by Giuseppe Lanci, DEVIL IN THE FLESH is a powerfully erotic film that deserves to be discovered and appreciated without preconceptions. With its mixing of political and sexual issues, Bellocchio retains the strength and relevancy of the classic text and makes a strong contemporary statement in favour of absolute artistic and political freedom. As controversial as films get, DEVIL IN THE FLESH remains one of the most important Italian films of our time.
NoShame Films is proud to present DEVIL IN THE FLESH for the first time on DVD in its original widescreen aspect ratio, digitally re-mastered from the original negative, uncut and uncensored.
A well-made, well-acted film that deals in politics and major sex. sweet piece of technical wizardry by the NoShame folks -- DVD Verdict.com
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rich in subtext and filled with some wonderful performances. gets under your skin, Highly Recommended. -- 10,000 Bullets.com
superb film that has perfectly captured the uneasy and extreme political and cultural climate in Italy from the 80s. RECOMMENDED. -- DVD Talk.com