Liliana Cavani Overview

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Born: January 12, 1933

Born in Carpi, Italy, Liliana Cavani is best known for her film The Night Porter (1974), which examined the sadomasochistic relationship between a former Nazi commandant and the woman he raped in a concentration camp, when they meet again 15 years later. The filmed gained much attention not only because of the graphic sexual nature, but because it offended many concentration camp survivors. A review in The Wall Street Journal read, "[there is an implication that] those imprisoned by the Nazis... See All

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