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The Skin (1981) Liliana Cavani

The Skin (1981) aka La Pelle
Genre: Drama | War
Country: Italy | France | Director: Liliana Cavani
Language: Italian | Subtitles: English & French (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 133mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv - 960x720 - 23.976fps - 6.43gb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082893/

After the Allies liberate Naples in 1943, the life for the locals is not much easier, especially for women. Many sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive. 

In 1943, in Naples, Germans have just left the city when the Americans arrive, commanded by Gen. Mark Clark (Burt Lancaster), having the Italian Captain Curzio Malaparte (Marcello Mastroianni) as the liaison. The population is starving, with women and children prostituting themselves for food. Principessa Consuelo Caracciolo (Claudia Cardinale) is a noble Italian friend of Malaparte, and seems to be very adapted to all situations. Private Jimmy Wren (Ken Marshall) is the support of Captain Malaparte, and falls in love with a local girl. Honorific Colonel Deborah Wyatt (Alexandra King), an arrogant pilot and wife of an American Senator, comes to Naples to be promoted and get votes for her husband and the American president. Malaparte is assigned to show her the situation of the city. 

This movie is very strange, bizarre and violent. But although paradoxical, it is also fascinating. It shows a defeated people, needing to sell sons and daughters to survive. The last scene, when a tank passes over a local and Jimmy comes to apologize to Malaparte is fantastic. It shows the relation between winners and losers in a war. The cast has Burt Lancaster, Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale, among others good actors and actresses.
The Skin (1981)

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1 Response to "The Skin (1981) Liliana Cavani"

  1. Pazuzu says:

    Superb film. And the tank scene, at the end, is purely delightful: the guy just goes splash!

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