Even though Mimsy
Farmer gets top billing, the real star here is newcomer Britt Bergman
(Brigitta Boccoli). She plays Tania, a coy thirteen year old vixen who
has come to stay with her grandparents, an archaeologist named Larth and
his wife Eleonora. Despite his age, Larth is sexually disturbed by Tania
and she - enjoying the challenge - is determined to seduce him despite
Eleanora's watchful eye. The marriage of Larth and Eleanora is in crisis
but he attempts to steer clear of Tania. He puts more time into his work,
the unearthing of an Etruscan tomb, and discovers the dig may have been
compromised by his shady partner Vasco. Once inside the mound, Larth discovers
the sarcophagus of Thannia, an ancient princess who strongly resembles
Tania. This association begins to weigh on his already weak psyche.
This odd mixture of
Lolita-Horror-Etrucan themes is quite a roller-coaster ride from director
Flavio Mogherini (best known for the Serena Grandi thriller CRIMES
OF PASSION and the excellent Dalila DiLazzaro giallo PJAMA
GIRL MURDER CASE. Mr Mogherini died from a heart attack a few
years after making this film, at age 72, in April 1994.
Mimsy Farmer does
preciously little in this film. She would next make CAMPING
DEL TERROR with Ruggero Deodato before turning her talents to
a steady diet of Italian TV work. Despite the auspicious performance from
Brigitta Boccoli [she was 16 when she made this motion picture], her big
screen career failed to ignite. Instead she also found a home with European
television. Ms Boccoli is currently seen in Don Matteo,
her fifth TV series since 1990.
Italian film with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (100
minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include
selected theatrical trailers.
Sexual Situations/Sexual Brutality
recommended for Mature Audiences