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Down the Ancient Stairs (1975)
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Down the Ancient Stairs (1975)
Original name: Per le antiche scale
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to isolate the germ of madness. He is also a very active ladies'man and makes three women benefit from his sexual itch: Francesca the hospital manager's wife, Bianca, his devoted nurse and Carla, a nymphomaniac doctor's wife. His well-ordered universe starts being challenged with the coming of Anna, a trainee psychiatrist, who disapproves of his theory on the origin of madness. Worse, she resists his advances. As Bonaccorsi is more insecure than he looks, what will become of him
Plot: sex, female nudity, nymphomaniac, adultery
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany

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Duration: 115 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Madame Bovary (1969)
Genre: Drama
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