Cinema: Sexual Politics


Directed and Written by LINA WERTMULLER

Here is the perfect summer tonic: a brainy, rowdy comedy of bad manners and low politics. It moves fast—in places a little too fast—and on a couple of occasions breaks into episodes of deep, wild humor. The movie is Italian, and no better fun, domestic or imported, can currently be found.

The Seduction of Mimi is the work of Lina Wertmuller, whose previous Love and Anarchy (TIME, May 20) also investigated, albeit a little more sorrowfully, the exotic compulsions of physical and political passion....

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