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-'''''Devil in the Flesh''''' is an [[Italy|Italian]] film released in 1986 and directed by [[Marco Bellocchio]].  
-An adaptation of [[Raymond Radiguet]]’s novel ''[[Le Diable au corps (novel)|Le Diable au corps]]'', the film stars [[Federico Pitzalis]] as a high school student who falls in love with an older woman (played by [[Maruschka Detmers]]).+'''Marco Bellocchio''' (born 9 November 1939) is an [[Italian film director]], [[screenwriter]] and actor.
-The film is notable as one of the first mainstream [[Europe|European]] films to show an unsimulated sexual act, namely a brief scene showing Detmers performing [[fellatio]] on Pitzalis. Detmers is on record as having regretted doing this scene, stating it has overshadowed her other work.+Born in [[Bobbio]], Bellocchio began studying [[philosophy]] in [[Milan]] but then decided to enter film school, making his first film, ''[[Fists in the Pocket]]'' (''Pugni in tasca''), in [[1965 in film|1965]].
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 +His other films include ''China is Near'' (1967), ''[[Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina]]'' (1972), ''Il diavolo in corpo'' (''[[Devil in the Flesh (1986 film)|Devil in the Flesh]]'' 1986) and, more recently, ''L'ora di religione'' (''[[My Mother's Smile]]'', 2002). In 1995 he directed a documentary about the [[Red Brigades]] and the kidnapping of [[Aldo Moro]], entitled ''Sogni infranti'' (''Broken Dreams''). In 2003, he directed a feature film on the same theme, ''Buongiorno, notte'' (''[[Good Morning, Night]]'').
-Two versions of the film exist - an [[R-rated]] version that omits the scene, and an unrated version that includes it. In the late 1990s, the [[Canada|Canadian]] cable network [[Showcase Television]] accidentally broadcast the uncensored version (albeit at a late hour), which resulted in a number of viewer complaints. 
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Marco Bellocchio (born 9 November 1939) is an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor.

Born in Bobbio, Bellocchio began studying philosophy in Milan but then decided to enter film school, making his first film, Fists in the Pocket (Pugni in tasca), in 1965.

His other films include China is Near (1967), Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina (1972), Il diavolo in corpo (Devil in the Flesh 1986) and, more recently, L'ora di religione (My Mother's Smile, 2002). In 1995 he directed a documentary about the Red Brigades and the kidnapping of Aldo Moro, entitled Sogni infranti (Broken Dreams). In 2003, he directed a feature film on the same theme, Buongiorno, notte (Good Morning, Night).




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