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Tinto Brass is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Assistant Director and Editor Italien born on 26 march 1933 at Milan (Italie)

Tinto Brass

Tinto Brass
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Birth name Giovanni Brass
Nationality Italie
Birth 26 march 1933 (86 years) at Milan (Italie)

Giovanni Brass (born 26 March 1933), better known as Tinto Brass, is an Italian filmmaker. Although Brass has experimented with a plethora of genres since the 1960s, he is noted especially for his work in the erotic genre, with films such as Caligula, Così fan tutte (released under the English title All Ladies Do It), Paprika, Monella (Frivolous Lola) and Trasgredire.

Biography

La jeunesse
Né en 1933 à Milan dans une sévère famille d'origine gorizienne, Giovanni « Tinto » Brass (son grand-père Italico l'appelait Tintoretto) déménagea très jeune pour Venise, où il obtint son diplôme en 1957.

Passionné de cinéma plus que de jurisprudence, il travailla à la fin des années 1950 comme archiviste à la Cinémathèque française, dans l'atmosphère de la Nouvelle Vague naissante. Il retourne en Italie comme assistant-réalisateur auprès d'Alberto Cavalcanti et de Joris Ivens pour le film : L'Italie n'est pas un pays pauvre.


L'essor cinématographique
Déjà assistant de maîtres du cinéma aussi réputés que son idole Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini ou Joris Ivens, il fait ses débuts comme réalisateur avec un long-métrage In capo al mondo (1963). Avec une sorte d'humour anarchique, le film traite des mésaventures d'un jeune essayant de s'intégrer à la société.

On lui propose en 1976 un sujet érotique, Salon Kitty, dont il réécrit le scénario pour en faire une assez sombre satire sociale. Le succès de ce film amène Bob Guccione, propriétaire de Penthouse, à choisir Tinto Brass pour une adaptation à gros budget du Caligula de Gore Vidal mais Brass refusant d'y inclure les séquences voulues par Bob Guccione, se fait mettre à la porte. Bien que désavoué par Brass, ce film reste la plus célèbre de ses œuvres !

Snack Bar Budapest, film d'espionnage, profite de ce succès, puis Brass se tourne vers l'érotisme, manière pour lui de dénoncer l'hypocrisie de la censure comme dans Senso '45 ou la comédie Fallo !

Best films

Caligula (1979)
(Director)

Usually with

Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(5 films)
Franco Nero
Franco Nero
(3 films)
John Steiner
John Steiner
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tinto Brass (30 films)

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Actor

The Rage
The Rage (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Louis Nero
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about films
Actors Franco Nero, Faye Dunaway, Tinto Brass, Philippe Leroy, Corin Redgrave, Arnoldo Foà
Roles Primo produttore
Rating52% 2.628622.628622.628622.628622.62862
A young director lives with a girl. Active part of the Intellectual society, he represents perfectly the union between fear and determination, that changes deeply his way of understanding the world that surrounds him. His only aim is to leave a footstep of his presence on this world realizing a film.
Monamour
Monamour (2006)
, 1h44
Directed by Tinto Brass
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Tinto Brass
Roles Man with cigar (uncredited)
Rating55% 2.7520652.7520652.7520652.7520652.752065
Marta is a young housewife, married to Dario, a successful book publisher. Although she still loves her husband, Marta hasn't been able to achieve sexual satisfaction for months due to their dull and predictable love life. While staying in Mantua for the Festivaletteratura, a book fair, Marta follows the advice of her scheming friend Sylvia and pursues an affair with a handsome and mysterious artist named Leon, which leads to surprising results regarding her failing marriage with Dario.
Fallo!
Fallo! (2003)
, 1h44
Directed by Tinto Brass
Genres Erotic, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Tinto Brass, Antonio Salines
Roles Voyeur
Rating52% 2.6025552.6025552.6025552.6025552.602555
Six histoires coquines parcourant les adultères et les fantasmes d’humains en mal de débauche:Un couple en vacances s’offre un boy en cadeau d’anniversaire matrimonial.Deux couples liés professionnellement se trompent mutuellement, sans le savoir.Une soubrette hypersexy se plie vénalement aux exigences d’un couple sado-maso allemand pittoresque, à grands coups de « Wunderbar ! ». Un couple se prélasse sur la plage ; la femme parvient à convaincre son homme qu’elle le trompe pour « son bien ». Anna se refuse à son photographe de copain car ils ne sont pas mariés. Une soirée avec des anglais bouleverse les prudes intentions de la jeune modèle. En voyage à Londres, un couple se dévergonde, jusqu’à laisser un voyeur les filmer d’une fenêtre voisine. Et ce voisin n’est pas un inconnu.
Trasgredire, 1h29
Directed by Tinto Brass
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Erotic, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Yuliya Mayarchuk, Francesca Nunzi, Antonio Salines, Tinto Brass
Rating56% 2.802092.802092.802092.802092.80209
In London, the beautiful Venetian Carla Burin (Yuliya Mayarchuk) is an intern at the front desk of an hotel. She is looking for an apartment to allow her boyfriend Matteo (Jarno Berardi) to join her there. The real estate agent, Moira (Francesca Nunzi), a bisexual, rents her a loft with a view of the Thames, with "intimate conditions." When the hot-tempered, jealous Matteo finds a nude picture of Carla and letters from her former French ex-lover Bernard (Mauro Lorenz), Carla and Matteo have a row on the telephone. Angry at Mateo, Carla sleeps with Moira. Matteo, desperate, comes to London, where he finds Moira naked in Carla's apartment. He confronts Carla about all her past infidelities and refuses her invitation to perform fellatio on him before leaving. After a walk in the park, where he sees lots of sexual activity, he changes his mind. Carla shows up with a written account of her infidelities, but Matteo declares he no longer needs to know.
Lucignolo
Lucignolo (1999)
, 1h30
Directed by Massimo Ceccherini
Actors Massimo Ceccherini, Alessandro Paci, Claudia Gerini, Tinto Brass, Carlo Monni, Flavio Bucci
Roles Avvocato difensore
Rating53% 2.674712.674712.674712.674712.67471
Lucio (Massimo Ceccherini) is an unemployed thirty-year-old red-haired guy who's extremely lazy and doesn't wake up until three o'clock in the afternoon; he treats his parents very poorly and always hang out at the nearest bar, especially with his best friend Pino (Alessandro Paci), who's also unemployed and equally weird (his clothes are all the same color of his sofa's cover). One day, as Lucio's sister leaves for the US, he's convinced by their parents to substitute her at the private hospital where she used to work, which is directed by the charming Fatima Turchini.
Monella
Monella (1998)
, 1h45
Directed by Tinto Brass
Origin Italie
Genres Erotic, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Patrick Mower, Anna Ammirati, Serena Grandi, Antonio Salines, Tinto Brass, Francesca Nunzi
Roles Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)
Rating51% 2.593492.593492.593492.593492.59349
Lola (Anna Ammirati) is the teenage daughter of widow Zaira (Serena Grandi) living in a small Po Valley town (filming location is the comuni of Pomponesco and Dosolo) in the 1950s. She is engaged with young Masetto (Max Parodi credited as Mario Parodi), soon to get married but she is very much intrigued by sex, further provoked by the antics of her libertine stepfather André (Patrick Mower). Lola's advances for premarital sex jeopardise her relationship with Masetto who firmly believes in the girls' virginity before marriage.
The Voyeur
The Voyeur (1994)
, 1h37
Directed by Tinto Brass
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Katarzyna Kozaczyk, Martine Brochard, Antonio Salines, Tinto Brass
Rating56% 2.8351352.8351352.8351352.8351352.835135
Dodò (Francesco Casale) is a Roman university lecturer who is of ripe age and prominent standing but his life is still under the mandate of his father Alberto (Franco Branciaroli), a retired professor and mature womaniser currently bedridden due to a fracture and living with his nurse Fausta (Cristina Garavaglia). His relationship with his father is further traumatised by Dodò's affliction for his deceased mother. Dodò is married to voluptuous Silvia (Katarzyna Kozaczyk as Katarina Vasilissa), a former student of Alberto but, one day, Silvia leaves Dodò with no obvious reason. Dodò indulges his sexual urges with getting deeper in his obsessive voyeurism. Soon, Silvia comes up with the confession of having an affair with another man. Silvia contrasts Dodò's sentimentalism with her illicit lover's raw sexuality and Dodò starts to think that the other man is actually his father Alberto.
All Ladies Do It, 1h33
Directed by Tinto Brass
Genres Drama, Erotic, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Tinto Brass
Rating52% 2.6169252.6169252.6169252.6169252.616925
Diana (Claudia Koll) is a Roman wife happily married to sympathetic Paolo (Paolo Lanza) but she is keen on playing benign games of seduction with other men while resisting the advances of chic lingerie shop owner Silvio (Renzo Rinaldi) and she narrates her adventures to Paolo in order to stimulate their otherwise monotonous sexual life. However, under the influence of her lesbian friend Antonietta (Isabella Deiana) and raunchy sister Nadia (Ornella Marcucci), Diana starts to move the ongoings further while Paolo is still prone to believing that events narrated by her are merely fantasies. Nevertheless, when the French Sadean antiques dealer Donatien Alphonse (Franco Branciaroli) leaves marks on her body, Paolo understands that Diana is cheating on him and throws her out of the house.
Paprika
Paprika (1991)
, 1h43
Directed by Tinto Brass
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Erotic
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Debora Caprioglio, Stéphane Ferrara, Martine Brochard, Nina Soldano, Riccardo Garrone, John Steiner
Roles dottor Baverelli
Rating57% 2.8527652.8527652.8527652.8527652.852765
In 1958, on the verge of the Merlin Law that makes brothels illegal, Mimma (Debora Caprioglio), a young country girl, comes to town and decides to work as a prostitute in order to help her fiance get the money to start his own business, and is given the name Paprika at Madame Collette's (Martine Brochard) house. In the process she loses any sense of self-confidence and self-respect, but eventually she finds redemption, wealth and her one true love.
Snack Bar Budapest
Directed by Tinto Brass
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Crime
Actors Giancarlo Giannini, François Negret, Raffaella Baracchi, Giorgio Tirabassi, Tinto Brass, Philippe Léotard
Roles Magistrato
Rating44% 2.2237452.2237452.2237452.2237452.223745
A disbarred lawyer (Giancarlo Giannini) is working as a debt collector for his partner Sapo (Philippe Léotard). Escorting prostitute Milena (Raffaella Baracchi) impregnated by Sapo to an unnamed sea resort of grotesque atmosphere (filmed in Lido di Ostia), he encounters the ambitious young ringleader Molecola (François Negret) who has bought several old recreational sites in the environs to turn the town into an "Italian Las Vegas" but the hotel-bar named Snack Bar Budapest run by a man (Carlo Monni) and his family remains an obstacle. Molecola needs a lawyer to legitimise forceful evacuation of Snack Bar Budapest and the lawyer agrees. However, a murder he commits brings him at odds with Molecola.
Capriccio
Capriccio (1987)
, 2h
Directed by Tinto Brass
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Francesca Dellera, Vittorio Caprioli, Tinto Brass, Venantino Venantini, Isabella Biagini
Roles the client (cameo)
Rating51% 2.5602052.5602052.5602052.5602052.560205
Jennifer (Nicola Warren) and Fred (Andy J. Forest) are an American couple who met during their World War II service on the island of Capri. In the year 1947, they return to the island for their holiday and past memories as well as disappointments of their married life soon lead them to their former crushes on the island to whom they have been writing letters. Jennifer meets Ciro (Luigi Laezza), a womaniser waiter who deflowered her and has now become an affluent pimp while Fred finds prostitute Rosalba (Francesca Dellera). However, they are to realise that years have changed much more than they expected.
The Key
The Key (1983)
, 1h32
Directed by Tinto Brass
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Stefania Sandrelli, Frank Finlay, Barbara Cupisti, Ugo Tognazzi, Gino Cavalieri, Ricky Tognazzi
Roles Father Confessor
Rating54% 2.738332.738332.738332.738332.73833
En 1940, à Venise, alors que l'Italie fasciste s’apprête à entrer en guerre, Nino, un homme déclinant et libertin, tient le journal de ses frustrations et de ses fantasmes avec le désir inavoué que Teresa, sa très belle épouse, le lise. Laszlo, son futur gendre, est photographe. Nino obtient sa complicité en lui demandant de développer des photos de sa femme en tenue suggestive. Laszlo accepte mais fait en sorte que Lisa, sa fiancée, fasciste convaincue, les trouve. Lisa adopte ensuite une attitude ambiguë car, après avoir vertement reproché son inconduite à sa mère, elle fait en sorte de la rapprocher de Laszlo afin qu'une liaison se concrétise. Teresa se met alors à son tour à rédiger un journal qui répond à celui de son mari.
Action
Action (1980)
, 2h
Directed by Tinto Brass
Genres Drama
Actors Luc Merenda, Adriana Asti, Paola Senatore, Tinto Brass, John Steiner, Alberto Lupo
Roles regista
Rating53% 2.66852.66852.66852.66852.6685
Bruno Martel (Luc Merenda) is a "Z movie" actor with hero syndrome, often quarrelling with directors. He meets Doris (Susanna Javicoli) an actress who is obsessed with Ophelia but cannot get any Shakespearean bookings. One day, during a nervous breakdown, Bruno "rescues" Doris from the set, leaving the town to encounter various absurd situations. They meet an old anarchist (Alberto Sorrentino) who thinks he is Giuseppe Garibaldi and the three are locked at a mental asylum where Doris commits suicide. Bruno and "Garibaldi" escape and take refuge at an awkward petrol station run by Florence (Adriana Asti) and her invalid husband Joe (Alberto Lupo).
Nerosubianco, 1h25
Directed by Tinto Brass
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Anita Sanders, Terry Carter, Tinto Brass
Roles gynecologist (cameo)
Rating56% 2.8148652.8148652.8148652.8148652.814865
Barbara (Anita Sanders) has accompanied her husband Paolo (Nino Segurini) to London. He leaves her at Hyde Park for his business transactions and Barbara starts sightseeing, soon to realise that an African American man (Terry Carter) is luring her. She sees it as an opportunity for an adventurous outreach to a new world and as her observations intermingle with her fantasies, she begins to question her own life.
Fermo posta Tinto Brass, 1h21
Directed by Tinto Brass
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Tinto Brass

Tinto Brass and his secretary Lucia (Cinzia Roccaforte) are in the Venice office of the director. Lucia reads letters (one accompanied by a videocassette) sent to Brass by seven of his female fans from around Italy and they reflect on these women's sexual fantasies. Tinto Brass uses his own name and is mentioned as an erotic film master.