The Alcove

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Alcove (1984, Italy) is a Sexploitation film directed by Joe D'Amato

The Alcove

Main Details

  • Released in 1984
  • Color
  • Running Time: Portugal: 88 min | France: 90 min | Italy: 86 min
  • Production Co: Filmirage | Golden Hawk Entertainment | M.A.D. Film
  • Distribution Co: Indipendenti Regionali (1985) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Joe D'Amato
  • Written by Ugo Moretti
  • Starring Laura Gemser, Lilli Carati, Annie Belle, Al Cliver, Roberto Caruso
  • Original Music by Manuel De Sica
  • Cinematography by Joe D'Amato (as Federico Slonisco)
  • Film Editing by Franco Alessandri, Mariano Laurenti

Plot Summary

  • An English soldier (Cliver) returns home from the Zulu war with the daughter of a tribal king (Gemser) as his slave (a gift that he was given for "saving" the kings life). The spoils of war, ya know? While he's been gone, his wife has been having an affair with the female housekeeper (Belle). Not at all pleased with being a slave, the Ebony princess notices the mistress of the house engaging in a quick bit of foreplay with the housekeeper and plots her revenge starting with the seduction of the mistress. Jealousy spreads like wildfire and before you know it, she has turned the household into a lustful frenzy of sex and hatred.

Also known as

  • Sklavin für einen Sommer (Germany)
  • L' Alcova (original title)
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