1h 48min | Drama | 21 September 1977 (Italy)
In the Catholic and traditionalist Italy, two teenagers covertly discover new prohibited games
Made in the same year as “Maladolescenza” and sharing some similarities, this Italian tale of teen and pre-teen exploration is essentially an indictment of Family and could be described as “Maladolescenza Lite”. There is some dark psycho-sexual material here, but it involves the mentally ill patriarch of a little boy’s family whose sadistic impulses are visited on the body (and behind) of the boy’s mother. A little boy (Sven Valsecchi) becomes sexually curious about Nene (Leonara Fani) when she stays with the family in the wake of her mother’s suicide. In a couple of subtle sequences, Nene allows the boy to sleep beside her and engage in innocent touching. A dark, well written tale, “Nene” has a beautiful score by Francesco Guccini and superb direction by Salvatore Semperi. Interesting.
Director: Salvatore Samperi
Writers: Cesare Lanza (based on a novel by), Alessandro Parenzo
Stars: Leonora Fani, Sven Valsecchi, Vittoria Valsecchi
Release Date: 21 September 1977 (Italy)
Also Known As: Nene: Proto hadi… proti anatrihila