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Top Sensation (1969)

X | | Drama | 29 March 1969 (Italy)
Attempting to cure her mentally handicapped son's virginity, his mother and several friends embark on a cruise which strands them on nearly deserted island where lust and murder are on the menu!

Director:

Ottavio Alessi

Writers:

Lorenzo Ricciardi (story), Ottavio Alessi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Maud Belleroche Maud Belleroche ... Mudy / Tony's mother (as Maud de Belleroche)
Ruggero Miti Ruggero Miti ... Tony / Mudy's son
Edwige Fenech ... Ulla / prostitute
Maurizio Bonuglia ... Aldo / Paola's husband
Rosalba Neri ... Paola / Aldo's wife
Salvatore Puntillo Salvatore Puntillo ... Andro
Eva Thulin Eva Thulin ... Beba / goat herder's wife (as Ewa Thulin)
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Storyline

Ulla, a prostitute is hired by the despicable Mudy, mother of the shy and mentally disturbed 20-year-old Tony with a tendency toward pyromania. She is invited on a sea cruise where she is meant to "take" his virginity. Also invited on the cruise are the provocative Paula and her husband Aldo, who are constantly striving to win the favor of a wealthy woman in hope of obtaining an oil concession. Despite her efforts, Ulla has no effect on the young man until the yacht stops on a Mediterranean island inhabited only by a goat herder and his wife, Beba. Tony is attracted to her, but little by little his mental disorders arise, and the story ends in tragedy.

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The jet-set breaks loose in an orgy of violence and terror. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 March 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Seducers See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(with additional footage filmed in 1970)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 53425 delivered on 18-3-1969. See more »

Quotes

Mudy: I'll pay for it. I'll give you a hundred dollars a goat. You will accept this?
Andro: A hundred?
Mudy: You heard me. That's enough for you to buy a herd of goats. Maybe even get yourself some soap.
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Baa! BAAA! Right there! Baaa! Don't Stop!
7 September 2017 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

When I heard this was the film where Edwidge Fenech gets friendly with a goat, I thought she just fed it some oats, maybe gave it some fresh straw to sleep on. Boy, was I wrong! Although I guess she did feed it something...

This hugely daft pile of crazy nonsense called Top Sensation is yet another giallo set on a boat where the female cast lounge around in tiny bikinis. The entire plot of this one seems to be set around getting shy, possibly autistic son of an oil heiress laid to make him a man, but he just wants to play with his toy racing car (that's not a euphemism). Neri and her husband have hired Fenech to do the job but nothing's getting him interested.

Also, the heiress has CCTV in her boat so she can watch folks getting it on, but then Neri's husband can watch her getting it on with Neri (and he gets it on with Fenech). It's a sixties film. They probably all had crabs.

The boat of course crashes on a sandbank and that's when our mob of nymphs find a local goat herder, a lucky goat, and the goat herder's wife, who raises the interest of the heiress's son! It's about this time when Fenech makes a remark about how rough a goat's tongue is...Plus, they have to get that lady herder spruced up for the strange son...and Rosalba needs some sun cream rubbed on her chest...

Of course, this not being a hardcore porn film everything is implied and there's very little by way of nudity, and the plot kind of deviates away from all the sleaze (save for the last five minutes). It's an enjoyable film, not least due to the strange story and the actresses involved, and for a film involving murder, it's all so light hearted.

I wonder if Edwidge's grandkids have ever watched this one? And I also wonder if the subsequently made it illegal for Fenech and Neri to star in the same film (or put the moves on another woman at the same time - my blood pressure!).


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