A background of rising fascism in Venice in 1930s. A music-student, Matthias, mixes with the town’s bourgeoisie and falls in love with a mature teacher, Carla, the mother of his friend Renato, and then with his young colleague, Elena. The themes include blackmail, betrayal, seduction, and eventually murder.
Director: Tonino Cervi. AKA Nest of Vipers
Writers: Tonino Cervi, Cesare Frugoni, Goffredo Parise, Roger Peyrefitte (based on a short story by).
Stars: Senta Berger, Ornella Muti, Mattia Sbragia, Stefano Patrizi, Capucine, Paolo Bonacelli, Giuliana Calandra, Giancarlo Sbragia, Maria Monti, Eros Pagni, Christian Borromeo.