I waited three days to review it because I really was uncertain on some things, mainly on the most important, if I liked it or not. I had read the plot so more or less I knew what it talked about, so I was prepared to something seriously "ill", but in the end was not that torbid as I thought. Probably only because 40 years has passed and now the social conception of hard has changed, but probably at the time, most for the topics, was very pushed toward the prohibit and censorable. In fact, Liliana Cavani was very criticized for the movie. So I was a bit disappointed. I also have to say that I watched it in original language, and I probably lost some passages, but some parts was at least unclear. The husband of Lucia (Philippe Leroy) and Dirk Bogard was always unrecognizable. Every scene I had problems in understanding which one was one and which one the other, and if everything is center on the sexual situation that is created between Charlotte Rampling (Lucia) and is ex gaoler, well...it was a bit of a failing! But in the end the movie was very good and very involving, so despite this few disappointments I was happy of it after the ending.