Escalation (1968)


1968, London. Luca, the son of an Italian rich owner, is living his ‘swinging’ years away from duties and responsibilities while his father wants him to be introduced to the family business at any cost. Luca is first forced to return to Italy, then he is kidnapped by his father’s collaborators, jailed into a sanitarium, put through the electroshock and other torments. Then, when ‘normalized’ Luca marries a woman who in reality is a psychologist paid by his father to brainwash him and turn him into a perfect businessman.

Director: Roberto Faenza.
Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Claudine Auger, Gabriele Ferzetti, Didi Perego, Leopoldo Trieste.


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  1. Michael
    January 25, 2019

    sometimes good films like this escape me and thanks for Jon I have that chance to see them

  2. June 27, 2021

    Mentioned in Psychedelic Celluloid. I thought I had it but it was a different film. This is amazing as shag and like, man, it made sense to me cuz Ive done acid before.

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