Rare Sergio Bergonzelli Sex Scorcher
Original Italian title: TENTAZIONE
starring Olinka Hardiman (as Olivia Link) · Antonio Marsina ·
Katrine Michelsen · Nathan Parsons
(played by Olinka Hardiman) is reeling from the death of her business
mogul husband. As a result, she has now inherited his booming advertising
agency Image and a large bankroll. The handsome studio manager Dario
decides to seduce Ann and make a play for the agency. He almost succeeds.
But then a foxy blonde photo model named Katrina enters the scene and
matters become complicated. Of course, Dario goes after newcomer Katrina
and she falls under his charm. The two begin making plans to eliminate
Ann and steal her agency. But then things get really shook up when a
sleazy porn director shows up claiming that Katrina was in the middle
of making movies for him when she went on the lam.
film has all the elements which contribute to the success of a Sergio
Bergonzelli production. It's a melodrama with sex, action, deceit and
vengeance set against the corrupt backdrop of the fashion industry.
This movie immediately followed Bergonzelli's JOY
(based on the best-selling trash-books of Joy Laurey) and preceded
his horror opus BLOOD
DELIRIUM. Mr Bergonzelli retired from the movie business when
his health began to fail in the early '90s. He died from a heart attack
in September 2002. Sergio was 78.
the stylish direction of Sergio Bergonzelli, this film also features
astonishingly good performances from the two leading ladies. Olinka
Hardiman was a ballerina from Poland who brought her formal training
to the porn arena. She enjoyed a decade of making adult films (best
known for Michel Lemoine's TAKE
MY BODY) before branching into mainstream cinema. She retired
after making the aforementionedBLOOD DELIRIUM.
* The other leading actress here is Danish Katrine Michelsen, the beautiful
starlet who began her career with Florence Guerin's CORRUPTION
followed by Lamberto Bava's FOTOS
OF GIOIA, Marcello Avallone's SPECTERS
and - of course - this film. Sadly, Ms Michelsen died from bone cancer
at age 42, January 2009.