Seduction / La seduzione (1973)

3.5 out of 5

Seduction could be described as the Italian Lolita. It is a film very similar in tone and theme to Lolita. Since this had the potential to go horribly wrong it is just as well that this was directed by the extremely able Fernando DiLeo. Just imagine how awful and tasteless it could have been if directed by Andrea Bianchi or Joe D'Amato.

The subject matter is handled in a sensitive way by the man who brought us Milano Calibro 9.

The "Lolita" in question was played by a 21 year old Jenny Tamburi who went on to appear in Lucio Fulci's The Psychic, a few sex films and an Andrea Bianchi comedy.

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