Along with Gatta Alla Pari and Innamorata, Bruno Mattei made three uncredited films for producer Nini Grassia, who claimed himself as the director. This was a mainstream — well, softcore — vehicle for Ileana Carusio, an adult actress who went by the stage names of Malù and Ramba, which was given to her because she constantly posed with guns.
She became so popular that an entire comic book series was created, in which she portrayed a mercenary assassin who not only killed everyone she met, but often slept with them too. This would include other assassins, her targets and even a group of Russian mutants. The only person she ever loved was her cat. If Bruno Mattei’s movies could be comics, these would be those funny books.
Carusio retired around 1990 because of pressure from her Catholic family. For some strange whim of fate, they had no issue with her playing in softcore films. Hence, she did five more movies, including the aforementioned three that Mattei wouldn’t even design to use one of his many pseudonyms on.
This may seem like the set-up from a screwball fifties comedy or a sixties wink wink, nudge nudge sex comedy or even a seventies commedia erotica all’italiana, but it’s a 1995 Bruno Mattei movie. You know, if you love a lost genre and wonder, “Why don’t they make these kinds of movies any longer,” Mattei was making them after anyone else.
I’d say this was only for completists of the director, but I really think we’ve pushed beyond that into the limits of fandom.