All Ladies Do It / Così fan tutte (1992)

3.5 out of 5

A giggly Claudia Koll plays Diana a sexual free spirit who spices up her marriage by regaling her husband Paolo (Paolo Lanza) with tales of her sexual exploits that he assumes are only fantasies. However it transpires that Diana's sexploits are not merely in her mind and upon this revelation a fissure opens between the two that Paolo is forced to reconcile when he realises that he cannot be without his wife despite her confessed promiscuity.

As this is a Tinto Brass sex comedy it is, as expected, a frank yet never cheap take on sexuality with sumptuous, bright and wonderfully decorated interiors providing a backdrop to the director's cinematic fixation with the female form and the derrière in particular. Though graphic in the depiction of sex Brass manages to stay within the realm of art and erotica and never strays into what could be considered sleaze or pornography.

An enjoyable and sexy film from the man who brought the world Miranda, Paprika and of course the mesmerising Monella.

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