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Le Buttane Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The prostitutes of Palermo are pictured in this episodic Italian drama. The film lacks a real unifying thread as it presents scenes from the lives of 7 hookers. Five are women. One is a man, and one is a transvestite. In one episode, an aging ill-mannered Neapolitan, Orlanda, entertains North African visitors in her home. They do not seem to mind her constant barrage of racist comments. One of her clients falls for her and protects her from a client who stalks her. She is surprised. The male prostitute finds himself becoming violent after his client is too attentive. Liucca gets beaten in lieu of a payment. A mother struggles with her profession and homelife. Grimaldi dehumanizes clients. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Ida Di Benedetto
as Orlanda
Guia Jelo
as Liuccia Bonuccia
Lucia Sardo
as Milu
Sandra Sindoni
as Blu Blu
Paola Pace
as Veronica
Marco Leonardi
as Maurizio
Adriano Chiaramida
as Distinguished Man

Crew

Aurelio Grimaldi
Director
Maurizio Tedesco
Producer
Aurelio Grimaldi
Screenwriter
Aurelio Grimaldi
Book Author
Maurizio Calvesi
Cinematographer
Maurizio Argentieri
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mauro Bonanni
Editor
Claudio Cordaro
Costume Designer
Nicola Conticello
Casting
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