The Key

The Key (1983)

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  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1983-10-19
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 375 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: Italiano
  • Production Company: Selenia Cinematografica
  • Production Country: Italy
  • Director: Tinto Brass
star 6/10
From 375 Ratings


Art professor Nino Rolfe attempts to break down his wife Teresa's conventional modesty. Noticing her affection for their daughter's fiancé, Nino instigates her sexual interest in him - setting off a chain of unexpected events and emotional complications...

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  • Stefania Sandrelli

    as Teresa Rolfe
  • Frank Finlay

    as Nino Rolfe
  • Franco Branciaroli

    as Laszlo Apony
  • Barbara Cupisti

    as Lisa Rolfe
  • Armando Marra

  • Maria Grazia Bon

    as Giulietta
  • Gino Cavalieri

    as Don Rusetto
  • Piero Bortoluzzi

    as Memo Longobardi
  • Irma Veithen

    as The Nurse
  • Eolo Capritti

  • Maria Pia Colonnello

  • Milly Corinaldi

    as Giustina
  • Edgardo Fugagnoli

  • Luciano Gasper

  • Giovanni Michelagnoli

    as Dr. Fano
  • Osiride Pevarello

  • Sara Tagliapietra

  • Mirella Zardo

  • Paolo Biagetti

  • Tinto Brass

    as Father Confessor
  • Gianfranco Bullo

  • Marina Cecchetelli

  • Pietro Lorenzoni

  • Arnaldo Momo

  • Rossana Canghiari

    as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Arnaldo Caivano

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Ugo Tognazzi

    as drunk
  • Ricky Tognazzi

    as student
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Sound Ennio Morricone Music Director
Art Paolo Biagetti Production Design
Art Paolo Biagetti Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Alessandra Querzola Assistant Costume Designer
Production Gene Luotto Post Production Coordinator
Camera Silvano Ippoliti Director of Photography
Production Giovanni Bertolucci Producer
Directing Tinto Brass Director
Editing Tinto Brass Editor
Writing Tinto Brass Writer
Directing Carla Cipriani Continuity
Art Nello Giorgetti Assistant Art Director
Directing Ricky Tognazzi Assistant Director
Writing Junichirō Tanizaki Novel
Directing Domenico Saverni Second Assistant Director
Sound Angelo Giovagnoli Musician
Production Aldo U. Passalacqua Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Iole Cecchini Hairstylist
Production Massimo Ferrero Unit Manager
Camera Enrico Sasso Camera Operator
Camera Ettore Corso Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Jost Jakob Costume Design
Sound Edmondo Gintili Sound Effects Editor
Sound Edmondo Gintili Foley Recordist
Production Vittorio Fornasiero Unit Manager
Art Roberto Magagnini Props
Costume & Make-Up Fabrizio Sforza Makeup Artist
Camera Fabrizio Sforza Still Photographer
Sound Alessandro Peticca Sound Editor
Art Egidio Spugnini Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Antonio Maltempo Assistant Makeup Artist
Sound Fausto Ancillai Sound Mixer
Sound Fernando Caso Sound Effects
Sound Alvaro Gramigna Sound Effects
Crew Gabriella Borini Choreographer
Production Lilletta Bertolucci Publicist
Costume & Make-Up Marina Frassine Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Angela Silighini Seamstress
Lighting Sergio Spila Gaffer
Editing Fiorenza Muller Assistant Editor
Sound Gaetano Carito Sound
Production Mario Di Biase Production Manager
Camera Renato Cinti Key Grip
Camera Andrea Sabatello Assistant Camera
Directing Luca Lachin Second Assistant Director
Camera Gianfranco Salis Still Photographer
Camera Amato Gabotti Grip
Sound Marco Di Biase Boom Operator
Editing Giovanna Ritter Assistant Editor
Editing Emanuela Lucidi Assistant Editor
Camera Renzo Gabotti Grip
Production Fabrizio Ancillai Production Assistant
Directing Carlo Montanaro Second Assistant Director
Directing Pietro Santagada Second Assistant Director
Editing Emanuele Cassin Assistant Editor
Production Mario Sampaolo Administration