Directed: Salvatore Samperi
Genre: Coming of Age
Nenè (Leonora Fani), a fifteen-year-old. Optimistic lover-to-be happy days with an inexperienced little boy Sven Valsecchi , look alike Ju (this is the name in original Italian version). Nenè spends their morbid days trying to enlighten the cheery youngster on the futility of love, new erotic experiences, and just about everything else thats good and wholesome in this world (It's really no wonder that this girl drove her father to suicide). She succeeds temporarily and both teenagers embark upon a journey of debauched and degrading sexual abandon with various persons from various walks of life. Eventually, they experience a parting of the ways, however, precocious and toothless Jo decides to have his first sexual relation with Nenè...Don't miss this obscure and rarest masterpiece of the Italian erotic cinema of the 1970s.
Movie ReviewsMade 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.