The Libertine

The Libertine

The Libertine (La Matriarca; a.k.a. The Matriarch) was a 1969 Italian film directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile.


This is a sex comedy film about Mimi (Catherine Spaak), a young widow who discovers that her recently deceased husband kept a secret apartment for his kinky desires. Frustrated that he did not explore his sexual fantasies with his wife, she embarks on a quest to understand perversion and sexuality. She uses her late husband's apartment to seduce various men, each time learning more about the depths of human depravation, as well as the extent of the sexual double standard for women (late in the film, she states, "I notice men only call me a whore when I say no. Or stop saying yes."

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    contentLocation Rome
    director Pasquale Festa Campanile
    editor Sergio Montanari
    genre comedy
    keywords apartment comedy film for women sex comedy
    musicBy Armando Trovajoli
    producer Radly Metzger
    productionCompany Clesi Cinemtografica Finanziaria San Marco
    publisher Audubon Films
    recordedAt Europa