|Fuego (1969) is an Argentinean soft-core
starring Isabel Sarli. She was the first person to appear nude in an
Argentinean film. The former Miss Argentina 1955 met film-maker Armando
Bo, and starred in 30 of his films. Upon his death, she retired from
acting. Fuego was one of the Sarli films that enjoyed international
Isabel was known as the "cleanest
actress in the world," because she had a nude water scene of some kind
in nearly every one of her films. Although she was good at comedy, this,
like many of her films, was a naturalistic melodrama.
We see Sarli's enormous breasts repeatedly,
including a shower scene, screwing in the snow, swimming in a
lake, and in a lesbian encounter. We also get brief looks at her
bush and buns.
DVD info from Amazon.
The DVD is very nicely dubbed,
and is a well-saturated 4/3 transfer, although full of dust,
scratches and artifacts
Sarli plays a nymphomaniac who does every man in sight,
and spends the rest of her time in a lesbian relationship with her
maid. Then she falls in love and marries, but no matter how hard
she tries, she can't remain faithful. The moralistic element was
common in early soft-core films, as it helped provide "redeeming
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a C. The film is only of interest
as an example of early film nudity, and for its star.
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