Malicious (aka Malizia) is an Italian comedy. The original title Malizia is Italian for "malice". I...
Malicious (aka Malizia) is an Italian comedy. The original title Malizia is Italian for "malice". It was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival.
The film is about the parallel desire of a widower and his three sons for their new housekeeper. The film challenged sexual taboos by presenting and mixing such themes as a teenage male sexually harassing an adult woman and her eventual rapacious response.
Following the death of his wife, a father of three sons (aged 18, 14 and 6) hires an attractive young housekeeper named Angela (Laura Antonelli), and soon becomes engaged to her.
However, the one most obsessed with her is the middle son, the teenager Nino. He blackmails her into eventually tolerating his increasingly aggressive physical sexual harassments.
It all culminates one night before she marries his father. During the night the electricity goes off. As his father and older brother are away, and with his younger brother asleep, Nino approaches his housekeeper with a flashlight and orders her to undress. She gives in after an initial physical protest, but runs away after finishing undressing. Nino chases her with the flashlight until he accidentally drops it. With the flashlight in her own hands, Angela decides it is time to turn the tables. She blinds Nino with the flashlight and when he tries to reach for it, she pins him to a nearby bed and has sex with him while rushing him to "Fotti! Fotti!". With Nino finally losing control over her, she marries his father the following day and his father instructs Nino to refer to her as "Mamma" from then on.
Laura Antonelli - Angela,
Turi Ferro - Ignazio,
Alessandro Momo - Nino,
Tina Aumont - Luciana,
Lilla Brignone - Granma,
Pino Caruso - Don Cirillo,
Angela Luce - Widow Corallo,
Stefano Amato - Porcello,
Gianluigi Chirizzi - Nuccio,
Grazia Di Marzà - Adelina,
Massimiliano Filoni - Enzio