The Libertine

The Libertine

The Libertine (Italian: La matriarca, lit. "The matriarch") is a 1968 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 her, 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 learn sex comedy
    musicBy Armando Trovaioli
    producer Silvio Clementelli
    productionCompany Clesi Cinemtografica San Marco
    publisher Euro International Films
    recordedAt Europa