Brazilian title A FILHA DE CALIGULA [The Daughter of Caligula]
starring: Danelle Ferrite · Roque Rodrigues · Marco Nogleira · Marcia
Fraga · Michel
the International cinematic mayhem began with Tinto Brass' CALIGULA
in 1979. An amazing rash of clones followed, including [but not limited
to] Bruno Mattei's CALIGULA
AND MESSALINA, CALIGULA'S
NIGHTS OF CALIGULA, VIRGIN
FOR CALIGULA and recently Lloyd Simandl's CALIGULA'S
SPAWN. This one, however, is remarkably odd due to its inability
to make much sense, from locale problems (obviously set in ancient Rome,
yet littered with Brazilian references) to plot incongruities (characters
drifting in and out unexpectedly) to dangling narratives (including uncertain
sexual preferences). But it was obviously intended to be a cockeyed erotic
story. On that level it works. The Brazilian description says: "O
que a história nunca teve a ousada de contari" [What history
never had the courage to tell]. This is the tale of Caligula's daughter
Silvia and her efforts to seize the throne from an unscrupulous uncle.
Filmmaker Ody Fraga [sometimes using the pseudonym Johannes Freyger] died
from an auto accident in 1987 at age 60. He helmed numerous low-budget
Grindhouse movies but was best known as a scriptwriter, responsible for
60+ motion pictures including CHICK'S
ABILITY. He cast his daughter Marcia Fraga (above, right) in the
role of Acacia. She had appeared in a minor role for BARE
BEHIND BARS the previous year and would go on to star in AMAZON
JAIL before quitting the business in 1982.
Interestingly, both of those films also starred Danelle Ferrite, the young
woman who plays Caligula's daughter, Silvia, here.
Brazilian film in Portuguese with optional ON/OFF English subtitles;
totally uncut version at 77 minutes, encoded for ALL REGIONS NTSC,
playable on any American machine. Extras include selected trailers.
Sexual Situations/Male and Female Nudity/
Violence/Sexual Brutality: for Mature Audiences Only