Desideria: La vita interiore (Desire: the interior life)
is an Italian drama.
Desideria (Lara Wendel) has an eating disorder -- if it doesn't run away, she
eats it. Her mother (Stefania Sandrelli) is ashamed of her daughter's size, and
the daughter is obviously not a happy girl.
One night, on the way to raid the fridge, Desideria discovers her mother in
the living room in a three-way. Her mother berates her and shoves a cake in her
face. The distraught girl attempts suicide. With institutionalization and therapy, she loses the
weight and seems to have found some self respect. She emerges from the hospital
a beautiful lady, but we soon learn that she is still deeply disturbed and bent
on revenge against all of the people she feels have wronged her.
If you are a Lara Wendel fan, you will need this one, but this title is
of interest ONLY because of Wendel's rare nudity. It's in German with no subtitles
and even if you speak German, the video quality will put you off, and the transfer
is very dark
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a: