Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fabrizio Rampelli - La trasgressione (1988)


After murdering his mother, Angelo (Pierfrancesco Campanella) hooks up with Valeria (Milly D'Abbraccio), a rich and spoilt girl who’s psychologically unstable. Between them a silent complicity is soon established as they both seem to find inner fulfillment in acts of random and senseless violence. Naturally, they embark on a killing spree, and even more naturally their path is one where sexual situations abound. This is Pierfrancesco Campanella’s first foray into moviemaking. Also Milly D'Abbraccio’s first starring role. A curious and sleazy mix of teenage frustration (the first draft of the screenplay was written when Campanella was 14 years old), corrosive anti-establishment irony and love of cinema (with references to HONEYMOON KILLERS, TRASH and I PUGNI IN TASCA among others). But don’t think for a minute that it’s pretentious arthouse garbage. Above all it’s pure trashy entertainment, just the way we like it.

jaw dropping in it's audacity
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

This is director, Fabrizio Rampelli's only feature and I suppose judging this by normal cinema standards, it is not surprising. Still, who's interested in judging films by normal cinema standards?! This is a real gas. Truly jaw dropping in it's audacity and while it does not flow particularly well and could have done with a decent editor, some truly depraved and wild scenes are carried out without looking completely ridiculous. in other words like all successful films that make their own space, this convinces within the parameters it sets itself and the actors do well to help hold things together. Veteran actor, George Ardisson is in this, although he doesn't seem as happy as everyone else, but he does not play the young lead as stated elsewhere. Pierfrancesco Campanelli plays the drugged college student to the hilt and he has much good looking and eager female support. For anyone who likes something off the wall, this will not disappoint. Oh and you get plenty of 80s big hair, sexcercise and mad loud music.

Language: Italian | Subtitles: English (.srt file)
no pass

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