by Tuna

Sessomatto, or Crazy Love, or How Funny Can Sex Be? is a series of nine short sketches, all of them starring Giancarlo Giannini, and eight of the nine starring Laura Antonelli. They are:

  • Signora Sono Le Otto. A woman's butler is in love with her.
  • Due Cuori E Una Baracca. (Two Hearts and a Shack.) A couple with a bunch of kids live in a shack and fight a lot.
  • Non E' Mai Troppo Tardi. (Never Too Late.) A man with a beautiful wife prefers old women.
  • Viaggio di Nazzi. (Honeymoon.) A man gets aroused on public transportation, but not in bed. His wife finally suggests the hotel elevator.
  • Torna Piccina Mia. (My Piccina Returns.) A man hires a hooker and dresses and coaches her to be like his dead wife.
  • Lavoratore Italiano All' Estero. (Italian Worker in a Foreign Country.) A man visits a fertility clinic to leave a sperm donation. He fantasizes about a nun/nurse to get excited.
  • La Vendetta.  A woman avenges her husband's death by fucking his enemy to death.
  • Un Amore Difficile. (A Difficult Love.) A man travels to see his long lost brother, and falls for a transvestite hooker.
  • L'Ospite. (The Host.) A wife flirts with her husband's dinner guest.

None of the segments is long enough to build any special interest or rapport with the characters, and I didn't find anything about them especially funny either. Apparently the answer to "How Funny Can Sex Be?" is "Not Very Fuckin' Funny."

This was designed as a showcase for the stars, giving them each a chance to play many different characters. In that, and that alone, it was successful.

First Name Carmen


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5.7 IMDB summary (of 10)


It had brief theatrical runs in several major countries, but no box office details are available.


  • Laura Antonelli shows breasts in several segments.

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