Sensualita (1952)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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The original Italian title of The Barefoot Savage was Sensualita, an apt description of voluptuous leading-lady Eleanora Rossi-Drago. A newcomer to rural Italy, Rossi-Drago grows to dislike the tedium of working in the fields. She tries to seduce one of the owners of the farm where she works, and when the man tells her to get lost, she sets her sights on his brother. Only after she has married the brother does the farm owner realize that he's fallen in love with her. The tragedy that follows can best be described as operatic. Barefoot Savage was obviously inspired by the success of the 1949 Italian drama Bitter Rice.

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brother, conflict, employment, farming, husband, immigrant, Italy, love, love-triangle, pursuit, rival, romance, seduction, struggle, woman, worker