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Karina, Objeto do Prazer (1982)

Young woman has many love affairs, after killing her husband.


Jean Garret


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Cast overview:
Angelina Muniz Angelina Muniz ... Maria / Karina
Rosina Malbouisson ... Sheila / lawyer
Luigi Picchi Luigi Picchi ... Rufino / Karina's husband
Cláudio Cunha Cláudio Cunha ... Lucas / Rufino's friend
Paulo Leite Paulo Leite ... Rui
Kaká de Souza Júnior Kaká de Souza Júnior ... Daniel
Gilda Medeiros Gilda Medeiros ... Luy
Rajá de Aragão Rajá de Aragão ... Player 1
Cláudio Portioli Cláudio Portioli ... Player 2
Ivo da Mata Ivo da Mata ... Boleiro
Fernando Gutierres Fernando Gutierres ... Jailer
José Valêncio José Valêncio ... Karina's father
José Flávio da Cunha José Flávio da Cunha ... Teacher


Maria is a young woman and daughter of a poor fisherman who sells her to the crook Rufino. He is a smuggler and a gambling and illegal gambling entrepreneur. He subsequently changes her name to Karina and forces her to prostitute herself and perform strip shows in his business. A friend of Rufino, the farmer and also criminal Lucas, is obsessed with Karina and tries to convince her to stay with him on his farm. He has a chance to fulfill his wish when he wins her in a poker game against Rufino. She refuses to go with him, and Rufino beats her up. She gets a revolver and kills Rufino. She is sent to jail but her despair comes to an end and has an ardent passion when she meets a court-appointed female lawyer, Sheila who promises her she'll be out of jail asap. But both ladies will have to fight an outlaw who will do whatever he can to have Karina. Written by lament

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13 September 1982 (Brazil) See more »

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Karina, Object of Pleasure See more »

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Ilhabela, São Paulo, Brazil See more »

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Passive, Used, Object
26 March 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Maria do Carmo (Angelina Muniz) is a young woman and daughter of a fisherman (José de Valêncio) that sells her to the crook Rufino Xavier Monteiro (Luigi Picchi), who changes her name to Karina and prostitutes her. The also crook Lucas (Cláudio Cunha) unsuccessfully tries to convince Karina to leave Rufino and live with him in his farm. One day, Rufino plays poker with Lucas and two other players and without money, he bets Karina and loses the game. Karina refuses to go with Lucas, and Rufino beat up on her. Karina gets a revolver in the drawer and kills Rufino. Karina is sent to jail but the court-appointed lawyer Sheila (Rosina Malbousian) becomes her legal guardianship and Karina moves to Sheila's seaside house. The lonely Sheila and the abused Karina become close to each other and they develop a sexual relationship, but Lucas is still stalking Karina.

"Karina, Objeto do Prazer" is another erotic production from "Boca do Lixo" with references to two other successful films of the genre: the 1980 "Giselle", with the sequence of the horses, and "Mulher Objeto" of the same year. Directed by Jean Garret, the film is supported by a beautiful cinematography; a classy music score, highlighting the warm voice of Nina Simone when Karina and Sheila dance cheek-to-cheek on Karina twentieth-first birthday celebration; and the astonishing Angelina Muniz, one of the sexiest models of the 80's. The story is silly, with the usual perversions of this popular genre, but it is worthwhile watching to recall how hot Angelina Muniz was and one of the best works of Jean Garret. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Karina, Objeto do Prazer" ("Karina, Object of the Pleasure")

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