Seven Beauties (1975)
Seven Beauties (1975) is an Italian-German drama film directed by Lina Wertmüller. It tells the story of Pasqualino Frafuso, a small-time criminal from Naples, who is sent to a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. The film is known for its explicit sexual moments, which are used to illustrate the power dynamics between Pasqualino and the women he encounters.
The film begins with Pasqualino's attempt to escape from prison. He is caught and sent to a concentration camp, where he meets a group of women who are also prisoners. Pasqualino is immediately attracted to one of the women, and the two share a passionate kiss. This scene is used to show the power dynamics between Pasqualino and the women, as he is able to take control of the situation and make the first move.
Later in the film, Pasqualino is sent to a brothel as part of a Nazi experiment. He is forced to have sex with a prostitute, and the scene is used to illustrate the powerlessness of the prisoners in the concentration camp. Pasqualino is unable to resist the advances of the prostitute, and the scene is used to show the dehumanizing effects of the Nazi regime.
The film also features a scene in which Pasqualino is forced to have sex with a Nazi officer in order to save his sister from execution. This scene is used to show the lengths to which Pasqualino is willing to go in order to protect his family. It also serves as a reminder of the powerlessness of the prisoners in the concentration camp.
Overall, Seven Beauties (1975) is a powerful film that uses explicit sexual moments to illustrate the power dynamics between Pasqualino and the women he encounters. The film is a powerful reminder of the dehumanizing effects of the Nazi regime, and the lengths to which people are willing to go in order to protect their loved ones.
At the beginning of the film, there is a large woman doing a slightly risque dance on stage and she is subjected to suggestive remarks from the audience.
A man walks behind a row of women working and touches or squeezes their buttocks.
A scene in a brothel features some scantly clad(but not nude) prostitutes.
Woman sits playing and singing at a piano. She wears a loose-fitting, low-cut dress which is very revealing. The dress's back begins just below her hips. That's the dress straps have slipped so that the dress reveals quite a bit of a breast and just barely covers her nipples.
Some sexual conversation. Subjects include erections, prostitution, and a bestiality reference. The word "fuck" is used sexually twice, the word "screw" is used sexually once, and Pasqualino tells a woman that her daughter has "a great ass."
Inmate at mental asylum walks into a woman's room and shuts the door. She's bound hand and foot to the bed. He flirts with her, strokes her leg and thigh. He lifts her dress to look at her privates. Her dress is wide open. He fondles her breast and slips over top of her. He lifts up her dress to have a look at her. As he kisses her, she bites him and he tapes her mouth shut. Rape is assumed. Nudity includes her breast.
Frontal male nudity is seen in mental asylum inmates.
Man's naked buttocks show as he's being whipped as punishment. Naked male POWs are lined up in a hall. Also naked piled corpses, men and women, are seen. Male full frontal and rear nudity, female breasts.
The POW camp's fat female commandant orders Pasqualino to strip off his pants(the viewer doesn't see the nudity) and she inspects him. She then takes off her underwear and shows him her privates(once again the viewer doesn't see the nudity).
Pasqualino approaches the sitting commandant and kisses her clothed torso including her breasts and it is then implied that he performs oral sex on her. The scene employs green-tinted lighting and sped-up photography giving it a surrealistic touch.
We see Pasqualino and the commandant in bed having sex. The scene is brief and quite dark with no nudity but we hear some heavy breathing and see a little movement.
In a flashback, we see a woman doing a seductive dance and we see close-ups of her clothed breasts, crotch, and buttocks that are meant to be suggestive.
In a flashback, we see a man and a woman in bed having sex. The scene is brief and shown rapidly but we do see the woman's bare breast.
In a flashback, we see a man and woman in a staircase having sex. Very brief with no nudity but the image is a little explicit.
We see some female nudity(crotch and breasts) in a painting.