The Laughing Woman  

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Femina Ridens[1] (Frightened Woman, 1969) is an Italian film by director Piero Schivazappa, displaying a huge vagina dentata (a reproduction of Niki de Saint Phalle 1966 artwork Hon - en katedral) in its set design. The film was distributed in the United States by Radley Metzger's Audubon Films.

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Plot

The male character, Dotto (Philippe Leroy), invites a young female employee Mary (Dagmar Lassander) to his modish house for a weekend of S&M. The tables slowly turn to the point where Mary becomes the willing master (similar to the dynamic power shift in Losey's The Servant, 1963). The film is reviewed in Psychopathia Sexualis in Italian Sinema (1968 - 1972).

Alternative titles

  1. The Frightened Woman, (1969)
  2. Gioco D'Amore, Gioco Di Morte (1969, Italy) (Eng: Game of love, game of death)
  3. The Laughing Woman (1969, United States)

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Cast

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