Malicious (1973 film)  

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Malicious (aka Malizia) is an Italian comedy about the parallel desire of a widower and his three sons to their new housekeeper. The film challenged sexual taboos by presenting and mixing such themes as a teenager male applying physical sexual harassment to an older female adult, and her eventual response via non statutory female on male rape.

The original title Malizia is Italian for "malice".

The film was directed by Salvatore Samperi and starred Laura Antonelli and Tina Aumont.


Following the death of his wife, a father of three sons (aged 18, 14 and 6) hires an attractive young housekeeper named Angela (Laura Antonelli), and soon becomes engaged to her.

However, the one most obsessed with her is the middle son, the teenager Nino. He blackmails her into eventually tolerating his increasingly aggressive physical sexual harassments.

It all culminates one night before she marries his father. During the night the electricity goes off. As his father and older brother are away, and with his younger brother asleep, Nino approaches his housekeeper with a flashlight and orders her to undress. She gives in after an initial phsyical protest, but runs away after finishing undressing. Nino chases her with the flashlight until he accidentally drops it. With the flashlight in her own hands, Angela decides it is time to turn the tables. She blinds Nino with the flashlight and when he tries to reach for it, she pins the frightened kid to a nearby bed and rapes him while rushing him to "Fotti! Fotti!" ("Fuck! Fuck!"). With Nino finally losing control over her, she marries his father the following day and his father instructs Nino to refer to her as "Mamma" from now on.

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