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Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Pasolini's parable

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A charismatic stranger comes to stay with a bourgeois Italian family and transforms the lives of the father, mother, son, daughter and maid through a series of sexual encounters and enigmatic discussions.

Whichever of the various interpretations you ascribe to this socio-political parody, the quality is undeniable.

Reviewed by David Parkinson

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