Tinto Brass, Italy, 1969, Cult Epics, Arthouse

Would you believe that the director of CALIGULA also made one of the great taboo-smashers of the late-’60s? NEROSUBIANCO will stun anyone expecting a standard softcore Euro sex flick.

Brace yourself for a whirlwind trip with a married woman (Anita Sanders) whose journey through the psychedelic U.K. youth scene awakens her to the carnal offerings of an African-American man (Terry Carter), all set to by a searing soundtrack by Freedom: a tripped-out group formed from the remnants of Procol Harum.

Nearly plotless and often improvised, this searing cult film (originally released Stateside as THE ARTFUL PENETRATION OF BARBARA by Radley Metzger’s Audobon Films) has a distinctive tone and editing scheme which anticipated everything from PERFORMANCE and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE to our current post-MTV mindsets. NEROSUBIANCO succeeds not just as a series of kick-ass psych-rock clips -- but as an abstract, dazzling expression of cinematic art.

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  • 77 min.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


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