(251) JUST LIKE A CAT (1993) Malu' | directed by Bruno Mattei
original Italian title GATTA ALLA PARI
[Just Like A Cat]
Bruno Mattei (as Gianni Cozzolino)
starring: Malu' ∑ Antonio Zequila ∑ Carlo Macaro ∑
Cristina Barsacchi ∑ Valeria Favaro ∑ Alex Damiani
For a long while it was suspected [and now confirmed by Malu'] that Bruno
Mattei directed this movie, as well as Malu's final film A
BIG LOVE a year later. Mattei often used pseudonyms (at least
25 between 1965-2007) including Vincent Dawn [ISLAND
OF THE LIVING DEAD, MONDO
OF THE LIVING DEAD, et al], Pierre Le Blanc [SNUFF
TRAP] and David Graham [THREE
FOR ONE]. This time he uses Gianni Cozzolino, a name that
often appeared as a production manager in previous Mattei films.
will be one of Malý's last films. During the five years since 1978,
she became one of Italy's premiere starlets. Malý was born Ileana
Carusio. She sometimes used the alias 'Ramba' and became an adult comicbook
heroine under that name [see cover of Ramba issue #10 to
the right]. Most of her movies - LADY
CHATTERLEY STORY, SCENT
OF PASSION, DIVA
FOR ALL, ROSE
BLU LIGHT [LAMBADA BLU], GAME
OF DESIRE, et al - were either directed by Lorenzo Onorati
or Pasquale Fanetti [Frank De Niro]. She was not only Pasquale's muse
but some sources suggest a romantic involvement. Essentially, Malý
had a stormy career, compromised by guilt stemming from her strict Catholic
upbringing. She would often retire from acting and return to the sanctuary
of her parents' home. Inevitably, Pasquale or Onorati would convince her
to come back for another film. She finally retired permanently a year
after this movie.
film is essentially a living, breathing Dirty Joke, an offensive and relentless
one that culminates into an erotic showdown of bad taste and unexpected
somberness. Suria and her sister Nancy are two women with very different
love lives. Nancy plans to marry Roger [but she is sexually frustrated
because he demands celibacy from her before the wedding], while Suria
and her husband James enjoy a quirky open marriage. Things dramatically
change when a sexy Au pair named Baby Ryan (Malu') is hired by the family.
The truth is she's really Frank's long-long sister and she has an incestuous
plan to get revenge against him for embezzlement that caused the death
of their mother.
Italian film with optional English subtitles;
widescreen format, uncut (86 min.),
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected Malu trailers.
Intended For Adult Audiences