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This is what intelligent and well-made Erotica should strive to be! "L'uomo che guarda" ("The Voyeur" from 1993), was directed by Tinto Brass and, based on the novel of the same title by Alberto Moravia. As luck would have it, even in the empty and vapid landscape of the 90's (the sex-comedy and Erotica were dead), we still had a master filmmaker ('Tintoretto') plying his craft. Tinto Brass could have literally made dozens of this type of film between the 80's and 90's, but thankfully he dedicated himself to quality and not quantity, and it paid-off.

This story is about 'Edoardo' (Francesco Casale) a college lecturer who is separated from his beautiful wife 'Silvia' (Katarina Vasilissa) and who has unreconciled issues with his enlightened father 'il professore' (Antonio Salines). The poor 'old-professor' is looked after by his hot-to-trot nurse 'Fausta' (Cristina Garavaglia) who cares for his every need! Did I mention how funny this film is!! Early on, there is a scene where 'Dodo' asked 'Fausta' in the kitchen (she was wearing the smallest and tightest of shorts you can imagine), "......morning, Fausta......is my father up yet?......"---and she replied---"......you bet!......"---and taken aback he asked her---"......what's......you bet......mean?......"---and she replied---"......that's for me to know!......" The actors were very good: the old professor, Dodo, Fausta and Silvia, they were really professional and showed no signs of being uptight or inhibited with the material (now that's professionalism). I also learned something while watching this film, besides being a "cinephile", I am also a "scopophile" it seems (see the film to find out), makes a lot of sense too. There is also a very funny scene on the beach (this is one of the film's most hedonistic moments), where 'Dodo' is walking along the sand, when suddenly an old-looking bum yells over to him---"......protected zone......access by payment only......"---to which Dodo replied---"......isn't this a free beach?......"---after a small exchange of words Dodo said---"......oh, I get it......you're kind of a park supervisor......"---to which the bum answered---"......pork supervisor is more like it!......" Too funny!

From start to finish, this film has some well-conceived erotic imagery (from the 'peek-a-boo' shots, to the well composed: Art Direction, Lighting and Cinematography). 'Tintoretto' is a genius for getting it right. Fans of the sex-comedy and Erotica in particular, but even the "art house" crowd would appreciate this film. This really is a modern erotic masterpiece. An excellent job all-around. The DVD picture quality by Cult Epics is excellent, they did a fantastic job on this special edition. NTSC, Italian (English subtitles), English (dubbed), NR 99 mins. (BTW: There is a scene involving 'Fausta' and a Cuban cigar from the professor, simply hilarious and prophetic!)

Love and Peace,
Carlos Romero
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VINE VOICEon March 25, 2013
1. I can't add anymore to the positive reviews (5 stars for Tinto Brass)...

2. My DVD (uncut and uncensored) runs 100 minutes. I am curious to know what other DVD versions of this work is out there. I originally purchased my DVD a few years back (2007 timeframe). Was something cut - as this version is 91 minutes? Any information would be welcome - thanks, Amazoners!!

3. I rate The Voyeur (Director's Cut)...Five stars!!
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on October 4, 2013
Well written and acted for this genre. Cinematography and production values are above average for this type of film. As with most European flix, there are numerous scenes of male genitalia but female nudity is more abundant. No actual penetration shown, at least not up close. Great erotic movie.
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on August 11, 2009
I like to keep my reviews short, there are plenty of guys/gals, doing the full bit. I found this movie really enjoyable. It had a story, a bit shallow, but who buys these movies for great story lines. The maid was very sexy with great tits, Dodo's wife, very very very sexy, horny, and I loved the scene where she masterbated in the chinese restaurant for Dodo and the Chinese guy. I was just disappointed at the lack of the voyeur angle, I expected more keyhole peeping or something, I didn't think there was all that much voyeurism in it, that said.it REALLY pleased my girlfriend. Thats another story.......
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on March 31, 2014
I received more than I expected. You see, American porn is the most boring thing in the world. In addition, I will state that American film makers seldom have produced decent erotica, perhaps because our society has been subjected to moral censorship for so long. Not so in Europe. Tinto Brass has created a wonderful movie, witty, seductive and, oh, those fabulously voluptuous women. Nothing comparable to the emaciated, uber skinny and anorexic looking American females. Tinto's women are a gift of the gods. Some pious persons may decide that "The Voyeur" is a pornographic movie. Not so. It's an erotic movie, because it's art. Pornography, at its best, is a remedy for insomnia. Erotism is an art, and an extremely difficult one to create. Be aware that this review is for the 100 minute special edition version. The cinematography is exquisite and acting is superb.
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on August 27, 2016
Very.very.hot!!
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on May 5, 2013
This movie is excellent movie enjoy but you need a strong stomic to watch so be a wear of the movie it is very sexuality not for kids at all do not bring kids only adults you need a good head to focus enjoy no girl friend recommended enjoy if girls watch it remember its only a movie not real life .
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on August 19, 2016
I love it
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on October 24, 2017
Very provocative twist on infidelity from Tito
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on December 7, 2012
Possible but unlikely sequence of events. Beautiful women, a rather stupid man. If this is how we come across with the women of the world, heaven help us. The scenes with the "black" woman and her lover were worth the price of the DVD.
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