Considered One Of Ms Sarli's Best Films!
director: Armando Bo
starring: Isabel Sarli · Armando Bo · Santiago Gomez Cou
· Juan Lose Miguez · Claude Marting
Water [in his TV series Movies That Will Corrupt You]
once said "Isabel Sarli turns men into raging beasts. In FIEBRE,
Isabel falls in love with a horse." While it is true that she loves
the horse named Fiebre and - at the film's conclusion - she even chooses
to be with that horse instead of her human suitors, this is not a film
about bestiality. At least, not in the sexual sense.
Sarli plays Sandra, a lustful woman married to a wealthy landowner with
a large stable of racehorses. He is obsessed with her but Sandra has
grown to hate him. The biggest problem she has with her husband is he
seems to be acting against his nature. Simply put, he should be more
'animal.' At one point Sandra says: "It's the sexual strength
that drives me. That irresistible force makes me a woman in the classic
sense!" One day, while walking around their estate with her dog,
she meets Jose Maria, a woodsman who reeks of machismo. They become
lovers and enjoy unrestrained sex, Her husband discovers the infidelity
but she taunts him to suicide. Sandra takes over the ranch and is wildly
attracted to the fury of animal fucking. The brute force of Fiebre's
sexuality is on her mind constantly. The embedded image of her horse's
huge penis and uncontrollable lust whisks her from one lover to another
until Sandra must finally come to grips with what's truly important
in her life.
highly controversial film, along with her scorching trilogy CARNE
(Fire), and EMBRUJADA
(Bewitched), established Sarli's reputation as South America's definitive
Sex Queen. She had won the 'Miss Argentina' title in 1955 and a short
time later met actor Amando Bo. He convinced Isabel to make movies with
him as the writer and director (he also stars with her in this one).
The union resulted in a lasting love relationship and 30 subsequent
films, ending in 1981 with Amando's death from cancer. In 2012, despite
relentless attempts to censor and/or ban her movies during her career,
the president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, gave
Ms Sarli the honorary title 'Ambassador of Pop Culture.'