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Lickerish Quartet, The (1970)

lickerishquartet_002A bored aristocratic couple and their son invite a circus stunt-woman (the gorgeous Silvana Venturelli) back to their ostentatious château, claiming they recognise her from their favourite sex film.

As she’s drawn into their world, the wealthy trio finds more than they bargained for as she leads them on a oneiric journey mixing decadence and dream-logic, reality and role-play.

With its high production values, extravagant production design, lavish setting and (relatively) high-class cast, The Lickerish Quartet is the apogee of artful 1970s erotica.

Director Radley Metzger plays with time, with frequent cuts, flashbacks, flashforwards, and dream sequences, so by the end, fantasy and reality are blurred and nobody, including the audience, is exactly sure what actually happened and what didn’t.

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The visitor
Silvana Venturelli
Father
Frank Wolff
Mother
Erika Remberg
Son
Paolo Turco

Director
Radley Metzger