Le Voci Bianche (1964)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy, Sex Comedy  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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"White Voices" is a vernacular term referring to Italian Castrati of the 18th century Vatican Choir. The Castrati were male children who were castrated so that they could retain their beautiful soprano singing voices into maturity. Paolo Ferrari plays a Roman youth who isn't keen on being gelded and bribes his way out of it. Even so, he trains with the choir and becomes an habitue of the houses of the rich and famous, using his supposed lack of male essentials to his advantage--especially in bed. Ferrari comes a-cropper when he impregnates a girl and is forced to go under the knife to establish an alibi! It is very, very hard to write about White Voices without making a wisecrack, so we'll cut this short (oops!). The film, a French/Italian coproduction, was originally released in France as Le Sex Des Anges and in Italy as I Castrati.

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anger, bachelor, brother, castrati, choir, employment, escape, eunuch, girl, home, husband, Italy, loot, meeting, nobility, operation, predicament, rescue, role-switching, selling, songwriter, training, Vatican, voice [speaking], wife